Even if you are not familiar with the trend of vajazzling, you can probably imagine what it entails. In this sense the bedazzled vaginas resemble Renaissance dowry portraits, featuring women wearing ornate jewels with crests emblazoned across their chests. March 9, ODD: I am the curve at the edge of the circle, the…. May 3, Observer: Maybe the empowerment lies in the viewer’s ability to not take any of it too seriously.
In my opinion, this is not photography. May 8, Art Observed: For a few days last week this provocative statement by Cape…. Exhibitions at the gallery Current. It was interesting to witness the reactions to the images. Gem of an exhibition.
It’s enough to make anyone feel awkward. Goodman presents the intimate regions of a woman’s body as consumed by consumerism May 8, Hyperallergic: Most read Teen brothers arrested for allegedly raping their great-grandmother, 96 South Africa. Just because this part of the body can be violated doesn’t mean it should be defeminised. For a few days last week this provocative statement by Cape….
Frances Goodman’s ‘Vajazzling Series’ Comes To (Art) Amalgamated (NSFW, PHOTOS)
When Goodman asked if I’d like to be part of this, I didn’t hesitate. Later this year her work will be part xouth the group exhibition The Divine Comedy: They are brutally attacked and “correctively raped”- a term that describes when women are raped to “cure” them of their lesbianism. December 4, Happening: Much of her work, including pieces outside the “Vajazzling Series,” addresses the choices we make regarding our bodies. And yet South African artist Frances Goodman claims her “Vajazzling Series” empowers the body, employs the female gaze and reclaims the practice for women across the world.
Women do not need to hear yet again, through art or otherwise, that we have a screwed-up relationship with our bodies.
April 18, Hi-Fructose: Add to that the high level eouth execution and intent behind the work and not only is it art, but very good art. Vajazzling isn’t for everyone, but we can all be activists against violence in our everyday lives by just being visible. In its second New York edition, the fledgling fair offers a place for international collectors to…. Bite your Nail Reflective vinyl on Plexiglas with Swarovski crystals Goodman faces two big challenges here.
With interest from private collectors and museums, contemporary work from Africa is in hot demand. In my opinion, this is not photography.
As I stared at the different shapes and vajazle of the women who adorned the walls, I tried to put myself in their positions.
Before we talk about her powerful artwork, we should point out that Frances will be…. Press links May 19, Gallery Gurls: African art – 1: Maybe the empowerment soutj in the viewer’s ability to not take any of it too seriously. The layering and positioning of the nails insinuates movement, yet these works are ostensibly static and, on closer inspection, fragile.
The word “exploitative” comes to mind.
Frances Goodman | Richard Taittinger Gallery
Richard Taittinger Gallery presents the first major solo exhibition of works by Frances Goodman. Goodman Gallery is excited to present Nail Heran exhibition of new sculptural works by Frances Goodman. We know we do. As a curator, I work to tie together…. Considering the sensitivity of eeries subject matter and the considered intention of the works, they are pedestrian in approach. Yet, this is “art” because it probably carries a high price tag.
We censored the images below, but we highly recommend visiting the gallery in person to get the whole NSFW experience: In this sense the bedazzled vaginas resemble Renaissance dowry portraits, featuring women wearing ornate jewels with crests emblazoned across their chests. It was set up in London by Touria El….
These were my thoughts before I read about the artist. While I live in a country where my rights are constitutionally protected, not all lesbians here feel that protection. I wanted to do Vajazzle because it seriee important for me to show other lesbians, and women in general, the beauty of their femininity.
April 1, Broad Strokes: This Friday marks the beginning of the leading transnational fair for contemporary African art in New York.
Normally, we wouldn’t think of the ostentatious pastime as the pinnacle of feminism — you are, after all, doing to your vagina what a pre-teen does to her favorite denim jacket.