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Meat couture, continued

Turkish-born artist Pinar Yolacan, who is based in Brooklyn, is best known for her portraits of ladies wearing clothes fashioned from meat parts (tripe, guts, assorted offal). (more) #

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Herb Levy and Robert Zverina suggested Carolee Schneemann‘s Meat Joy from 1964, which I should have included in the first post. Zverina noted that documents from the original performance are included in Mind Expanders at Mumok through Nov. 15. #

Meat Joy has the character of an erotic rite: excessive, indulgent, a celebration of flesh as material: raw fish, chickens, sausages, wet paint, transparent plastic, rope brushes, paper scrap. It’s propulsion is toward the ecstatic– shifting and turning between tenderness, wilderness, precision, abandon: qualities which could at any moment be sensual, comic, joyous, repellent. #

caroleeschneemeat.jpgZverina also offered his meat poem, titled, Holy Cow. #

i don.t eat meat, do you?

it.s a really bad thing to do
#

Ries Niemi suggested Ann Simonton. #

Predating
many of these is the great Ann Simonton, former Sports Illustrated
swimsuit model, and for the last 25 years or so, head of MediaWatch, an
organization that educates and illuminates the institutionalized sexism
in our society-
http://mediawatch.com/welcome.html #

Annsimontonmeat.jpgThanks, everybody. #

Comments

  1. Disgusted says:

    Hate the art. Love the poem.

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