Is Re-envisioning the Female Body an,
Art show? yes.
Activism? yes again.
The pose of the models is from an ironically medical perspective: one with legs fully spread, as if at the gynecologist, as the female body has been compartmentalized by legislative healthcare decisions.There has been a ramping up of the war on women the past four or five years. A war on their bodies, their health care and education. Three things most important to independence. Just last week 138 House Republicans Voted Against the Violence Against Women Act. I guess really its been going on forever, it just ebbs and flows like everything else. But that doesn't mean its right.
Designed to garner a strong reaction? yes
But no more shocking than the pictures of aborted fetuses paired with genocide victims on campus last year that this show is a direct response to.
“These intellectual exchanges, while invigorating, can also be challenging and at times polarizing, but at a university like ours they cannot be extinguished.”The show continues today 11am - 3pm on McMicken Commons.
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