“Art & Porn” | 29th May | Aarhus, Denmark

 

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of lifting the ban on visual pornography in Denmark in 1969, ARoS and Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen have joined forces to show this group exhibition. It highlights how art was influenced by changing the law on pornography. What are the implications when the boundaries of what citizens may be faced with in public spaces change from one day to the next?

ARTISTS
Anna Uddenberg, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, Amalia Ulman, Arthur Køpcke, Betty Tompkins, Biba Fibiger, Bjørn Nørgaard Og Lene Adler Petersen, Carolee Schneemann, Gaspar Noé, Cindy Sherman, Elmgreen & Dragset, Hanne Nielsen & Birgit Johnsen , Hans Henrik Lerfeldt, Jeff Burton, Jeff Koons, Jesper Fabricius, Katja Bjørn, Larry Clark, Lawrence Weiner, Linder, Lynda Benglis, Maja Malou Lyse, Marco Brambilla, Marilyn Minter, Marina Abramović, Matthew Barney, Mika Rottenberg, Mike Bouchet, Monica Bonvicini, Per Kirkeby, Peter Land, Pipilotti Rist, Ryan Mcginley, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Sarah Lucas, Simon Fujiwara, Susan Hinnum & Sarah Young, Suzette Gemzøe, Tom of Finland, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Valie Export, Wilhelm Freddie, William E. Jones, Wolfgang Tillmans.

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (From the story, Kake vol. 11 – T. V. – Repair), 1972, Pen and ink, gouache, and cut-and-pasted photo on paper, 11.38” x 9.13”, ©1972-2019 Tom of Finland Foundation

 

“Danish exhibition explores the art of porn” The Art Newspaper

On view through 8th September.
When the exhibition finishes at ARoS in the autumn of 2019, it will move on to Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

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The Interconnection of Art, Sex and Science

ADAM CHUCK, Man in the Sun, 2018, Oil paint on reflective Mylar mounted to BFK, 4 x 5 in, Unique

Mr. Stuart Sandford, in conjunction with Dr. Evan Goldstein of Bespoke Surgical, is pleased to announce a benefit exhibition at TOM House in Los Angeles titled The Body Is The Instrument, from May 8-31, 2019, and online via Paddle8.

Curated by Stuart Sandford, The Body Is The Instrument focuses on the interconnection between art, sex, and science, and presents a group of emerging, established, and influential queer artists working with the male form across multiple disciplines, including photography, sculpture, painting, moving image, and collage.

The exhibition opening reception coincides with the birthday of Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen), whose libidinal foresight impacted gay culture around the world and transcended pornography to become fine art. Coming together with Evan Goldstein was a natural fit as his focus at Bespoke Surgical is not only the intersection of sex and science, but also treating the ass as a work of art.

The exhibition will benefit Tom of Finland Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Educational Archive.

Participating artists (in alphabetical order): Mark Beard, Adam Chuck, Gabe Cortese, Rubén Esparza, Gio Black Peter, Simon Haas, Brandon Herman, Florian Hetz, David Hockney, Terence Koh, Matt Lambert, Tom of Finland, Jwan Yosef.

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SEE 25 EXAMPLES FROM THE EXHIBITION

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY CHRISTOPHER HARRITY

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“The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection” | 19th May | LA

The Geffen Contemporary

Organized by Bennett Simpson, Senior Curator, with Rebecca Lowery, Assistant Curator. Installation view. Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo by Zak Kelley.

Forty years since its founding in 1979, MOCA has built one of the most legendary permanent collections in the world—a continually growing archive that reflects historical depth, recent experimentation, global awareness, and an outlook significantly informed by its home in Los Angeles. To mark the museum’s 40th anniversary, this exhibition presents a selected topography of artworks that speak to the diversity and prescience of MOCA’s collecting over the past four decades. With special emphasis on works associated with the museum’s remarkable history of exhibitions, The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection shows the collection as a changing, mutating landscape of developments in contemporary art and curatorial focus, as well as the social and cultural backdrops that inform them. Featuring a diverse range of artists long- and newly-associated with the museum, the exhibition reflects a belief that MOCA’s histories and futures have always been multiple, ambitious, precious, and unique.

TOM OF FINLAND Untitled (Study), c.1968, Graphite on paper

 

On view through 20th January 2020

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