Masculinisation

Masculinisation
24 juli - 16 augusti

Vernissage Fredag 24 juli kl 18-22
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Studio44
Tjärhovsgatan 44, Stockholm, hitta hit.
Öppettider: onsdag– fredag 12–18, lördag – söndag 12–16.

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Masculinisation: an attempt to understand the process of objectification/sexualisation of the genders, by exploring the notion of such action being either a universal or a (specific) cognitive occurrence.

The exhibition will allow for the participants to apply their artistic knowledge and current understanding (through experience) towards the development of sexualisation and objectification surrounding the human form. Is it possible to explore the subject matter of sexualisation and objectification as either independent activities or co-habiting partners; or does the sexualisation of a body, create the opportunity for objectification to occur, therefore what are the outcomes for such actions on our cultural landscape? To avoid answering such a question with a basic conjunction, an acknowledgment of the process of objectification and sexualisation should be made surrounding the predominant attitude of societies placed upon the female gender. We can all agree that this occurrence has had a long and damaging effect on us as a species, psychologically and physiologically, it is clear that with a recursive view and treatment of people as either sexualised or objectified constructs it limits our own ability to progress further as a cohabiting species. By developing an understanding of objectification and sexualisation the difference between the two will give us the tools to utilise in the future; we can all greatly agree towards the notion, to objectify is not that same as to sexualise. We can therefore define the outcomes of each categorisation i.e. the notion of sexualisation does not inherently present a negative outcome; in some instance such occurrence can become an empowering and transformative process. The same can be said about objectification to a certain degree, often when one is engaging in a specific action of objectification within a particular narrative. A person can enjoy the process of becoming objectified, whiles the act of deliberately objectify or rather dehumanising a person or group of people is inherently a negative transformation. So we ask ourselves is there any profound difference between the objectification and sexualisation of the genders; does the process of objectification and sexualisation enacted either as an exclusive product or does the cohabitation of these two create a difference in our treatment of such process; thereby producing the negative outcomes that we are faced with in our contemporary society. Is it therefore even a possibility for the participating artists to conduct and create suitable answers for these sorts of narratives or are we doomed to repeat stereotypical observation and constructions?

Pils Design