Before I came out and during the early steps of my transition I often thought whether my sex life was going to die off completely. Would anyone – let alone myself – ever see me as desirable? How on earth would I approach, process, and let go of my internalised transphobia? Paradoxically, in my case the answer was to have more sex.
”On International Women’s day, the 8th of March, Artipelag of Stockholm opened a new retrospective group exhibition, Signature Women, 100 years of Swedish Art Scene curated by Frida Andersson, Jessica Höglund, Bo Nilsson and Iselin Page. The exhibition presents nearly 350 artworks from Swedish or Sweden-based women from the 1910’s until today.”
”In a performance that resembles a stream of consciousness love letter monologue, Kim Ye splices together topics ranging from objectum sexualis to climate change, and BDSM to animism in exploring the sensuality of the human/object relationship. Weaving together found and original text with quotes from Jane Bennett, Baruch Spinoza, Michel Foucault, and WJT Mitchell, the artist engages the concept of a ”script” as a subconscious force that guides human interaction with their inanimate surroundings.”
”There is a stream of exhibition and biennial projects addressing art in an age of the Anthropocene or emphasising art dealing with post-anthropocentric understandings of the world. These discourses seem to be something that every credible art institution must foster to stay relevant. This development is, of course, part of the political debate that attempts to move the current emphasis towards urgencies and threats that the middle class around the westernised world feel most dire. So, the question arises: what is the role of art institutions, curatorial praxis, and exhibition-making in this situation?”
Furthermore, even though tattoos are an inherently difficult medium to preserve and display without the participation of tattooed individuals themselves, the exhibition used several effectively clever ways to depict them in addition to the two displays shown above. Ceiling projections allowed people to see what tattoos might look like on different parts of their bodies. Another display paired original stencils with photographs of the final tattoos as they appeared on customers.
Film screenings of the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI) came to a closure at the end of last year at Eerikinkatu’s art deco cinema Orion in Helsinki. The long goodbye took the whole autumn. Maybe the most special event was the Grande finale, the screening of four Italian films that took all night in mid-December.
The pencil descends onto the paper and begins its path. It glides along vast curves, turns around unexpectedly, moves intensely back and forth, and all
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is currently hosting the last stop of the major retrospective exhibition “The World of Charles and Ray Eames.” The
On October 24th, 2018, I had the pleasure of experiencing the premiere of Ejaculation: Discussions About Female Sexuality at the Finnish National Theatre’s Willensauna. The
Norman Orro (b. 1986) is an Estonian artist and a graphic designer who also teaches graphic design at the Estonian Academy of Arts. On 26th