Monday, April 2, 2012

SlutWalk Singapore presents Portraits of Defacement

The image of The Perfect Genitalia has been omnipresent with the ascendance of cosmetic surgery (and its profits), marketing (and its effectiveness), and the visibility of mainstream porn (and its quest for knowledge). With this exhibition, we aim to question: is there a “perfect vulva?”, a “perfect penis”? Who owns it? What about when it comes to intersex and gender-diverse people?

In this exhibition, we have asked artists to make a portrait of their own genitalia to reflect on their relationship with their genitals. Artists were asked to pay special attention to the reason for choosing a particular medium to present their works. Through these, we wish to elucidate the politics of representations and hopefully, deconstruct the image of The Perfect Genitalia, challenge societal and cultural constructs around human genitalia, as well as to create healthy dialogue about the issues.

We invite you to this private affair while we share our intimate bits, and contemplate the structures that shape our relationship with genitals.

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