30 April, 2016. Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A
CPR-Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211
BEAVER an exhibition, performance, and discussion event
How do cultural representations of female sexuality in advertising, mass media, and mainstream pornography affect how female sexuality is expressed both individually and collectively? How does slut-shaming and the threat of sexual violence influence female sexual self-expression? What are the ways that racial and sexual identity are culturally inscribed on the female body? How can the female body be used to contradict systemic patriarchal objectification without perpetuating it?
Beaver is an exhibition that brings together artists whose work delves into these questions in order to facilitate discussion of contemporary feminist perspectives on pornography, gender performance, and female sexual self-expression. Curated by artist Naomi Elena Ramirez and Kristen Sollee of Slutist.com, the exhibition includes film screenings, readings, performances, and roundtable discussion events. Through open calls for artists, each iteration of the Beaver exhibition brings together a different group of artists and individuals.
6:30 pm Gallery Open
7:30 pm Performance and Discussion
Announcing BEAVER 2016 artists:
Linda King Sackrider Ferguson
Michelle Marie Charles
Naomi Elena Ramirez
Tickets: $5 – $10 sliding scale (helps support direct costs)