Featuring a delicate lead performance by Christine Froseth, this is a smart, sometimes purposefully discomfiting comedy about taking control of one’s sexuality.
Why Does Instagram Think My Artwork is Soliciting Sex?
Instagram’s new “sexual solicitation” notification used in a misguided purge of “sexual” material is not only wrong, it’s also offensive.
A Healing Performance in the Face of Danger and Trauma
You Are Next to Me is a dense and complicated ongoing work that manages to be funny, human, and spontaneous, about interaction and healing in the face of very present danger and trauma.
An Exhibition About Erotic Desire Suffers from Being Overly Sexy
How should a sex museum excite visitors while staying true to a sex-positive mission?
A Digital Artist Goes Analogue, but the Message Is Fuzzy
Sitting in the audience for the performance of Ann Hirsch’s “Playground” at the New Museum last week, two things came to mind: one, that Hirsch had managed to trick a bunch of art school kids and fans of her often web-based art into coming to a very conventional theater production; and two, that the plot of her play felt a little conservative, despite Hirsch’s larger body of work that seeks to question representations of female minds, bodies, and sexualities on the internet.
Caribbean Black Identity and Sex
MIAMI — Historically, the relationship of the black identity to sex is loaded and remains a deeply complex conversation. Africa’s black identity history is marred by images of the “African Hottentot Venus” Saartjie Baartman who was put on display and sent across the world like a circus animal before being dismembered for study purposes following her death. This sexualized commodification of the human body underpinned the slave trade, which greatly impacted the entire Caribbean region.