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Mannequin continued

Mannequin series 2008 - artist statement

The Mannequin Series was created in response to censorship placed on my art work by art institutions and art publications. The generic mannequin form is employed as a metaphor for the artificial, sanitised and mass produced sexuality the public art gallery endorses by being too timid to exhibit conceptually aggressive work discussing issues of sexuality and gender identity in NZ. These images illustrate the unchallenging genres promoted by the epistemology of public art galleries. 'Submissive' and 'Inconsequential' illustrate what becomes of the artist who works towards the goal of being championed by the public art gallery.

Works are pigment prints on archival rag paper. Edition is limited to three prints.
Works are available in artist-made frames specific to the images.


Contact:

Street and postal address:

Photospace gallery
1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

ph/fax: 64-4-382 9502
Mobile: 027 444 3899

Director: James Gilberd
j.gilberd@xtra.co.nz


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