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PRIVATE VIEW: PORNO-POP

Private view for ‘Porno-Pop’ an exhibition of works by international artists Ziga Kariz, Henry Hussey, Helen Gorrill and Romily Alice Walden exploring the commodification of sex and desire in contemporary society, a process that has been heightened by the increased availability and proliferation of the internet and social media.

Focusing on the female form, the exhibition raises a host of questions about the death of subtlety, the contradictions inherent in the ‘liberations’ and ‘freedoms’ associated with the production of pornographic imagery that cultivates and reinforces the male gaze – an unreal / hyper-real construction of a narrowed and stereotypical vision of the female form, sexuality, desire and personality.

The show will confront and engage the viewer with provocative works by questioning the deeper consequences of the representation of women as composite parts through gestures, pose and other visual expressions. The exhibition will include contemporary interpretations and references to works by great masters such as Velazquez, Goya and Matisse.

Ziga Kariz’s reuse of magazine imagery photographed and reorganised to create a different context and narrative whilst addressing the point of excessive consumption and commodification of desire through objectification raises the questions of the relation between the work of art and society, politics, ideology and economy.

Please join us from 6.30pm. RSVP to rsvp@theconceptspace.org

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This is our main 1420 sq ft. project & exhibition space consisting of mainly hanging wall space and uniquely finished concrete flooring with suspended ceiling covering of approximately 3.5 meters in height.

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