Mittwoch, 1. April 2009

Sexual Politics

images via Justine Lai

Sex and Crime is something we all know about. Sex and Politics still is a matter-of-fact nobody speaks about. Painter Justine Lai neither does. She just paints it. In her playful but not pornographic paintings she shows herself in - let's say intimate interaction with America's presidents: Lincoln, Wilson, Roosevelt and Reagan; in her paintings, she has them all - in chronological order.
She describes her intention as follows:

The presidency itself is a seemingly immortal and impenetrable institution; by inserting myself in its timeline, I attempt to locate something intimate and mortal. I use this intimacy to subvert authority, but it demands that I make myself vulnerable along with the Presidents.

Find more of her wonderful "Join or Die"-series here.


Not quite like Beethoven hat gesagt…

Danke für den Hinweis! Spannende Idee und schön gemalt. Hat jetzt schon mehrfach für interessante Diskussionen im Freundeskreis gesorgt.

Herren-Gedeck hat gesagt…

Ja, das glaube ich...diese Bilder sind schon wirklich sehr besonders...:)