Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze
Man as Object presents works of art that examine the visibility of men and masculinity from female/feminist/transgender perspectives. By surveying the ways men are represented in contemporary art by women, this exhibition opens new dialogues regarding the myriad of ways women view men in today's culture and society. It marks an important development in feminist art, which has long concentrated on images of women meant to challenge stereotypical notions of womanhood. A gallery filled with works depicting men, created by women, actively resists the prevalence of the male gaze in art. This traveling exhibition will be accompanied by a selection of artworks by female artists depicting men that is drawn from the permanent collection of The Kinsey Institute.
Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze was organized by Karen Gutfreund, Priscilla Otani, and Brenda Oelbaum for the Women’s Caucus for Art with Tanya Augsburg, Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University, as Juror. Prior to coming to Bloomington, it was shown at the SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco.
An opening reception will be held at The Kinsey Institute on Friday, April 13, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.
A panel discussion, A Dialog with the Artists on Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze, will be held prior to the show opening, April 13, from 4:00 to 5:00, in Morrison 007 (ground floor).
The Kinsey Institute
Morrison Hall, Room 302
1165 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
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