INTERSECTIONS OF QUEER PERFORMANCE ART AND FEMINIST PORNOGRAPHY
LIVE PERFORMANCE / BOOK SIGNING / Q & A
INVITED BY ANNIE SPRINKLE, JILL MCDERMID & ERIK HOKANSON
Intersections of Queer Performance Art and Feminist Pornography
Madison Young guides the audience through a multi-media presentation consisting of video art, film, photography and documentation of live performance art works created by feminists, queers, counter-culture renegades and activists who are addressing sexuality, sex work, and sexual identity in an explicit and graphic manner through their media and conceptually driven works of art. Young will also be presenting on short excerpts of sex positive artistically driven pornography and engage in a conversation surrounding the importance of both sexually explicit art and pornography in our culture as discuss the points of intersection amongst theses two forms of media and where conceptually and contextually pornography and art divert from one another.
The evening concludes with a q&a and book signing of Madison Young's recently released memoir, "Daddy" (http://daddythememoir.wordpress.com)
MADISON YOUNG [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] Limit/Less
Madison Young is an artist and activist dedicated to creating space for revolutionary love. This body-based performance artist grew up in the suburban landscape of Southern Ohio before moving to San Francisco in 2000. Since then this Midwestern gal has dedicated her days to facilitating safe space to dialogue on the topic of fringe identities and cultures as well as documenting healthy expression of sexuality. Young’s breadth of work in the realm of artistic intersections within the fields of sexuality, identity, pornography. Her work spans from documenting our sexual culture in her Internationally screened and award-winning feminist erotic films to serving as the Artistic Director of the forward-thinking nonprofit arts organization Femina Potens Art Gallery. Young has curated over 500 performance art and visual art exhibitions through out the country in the past decade including exhibitions at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Highways Theater in Santa Monica, and The Body Archive in New York City. Young has exhibited Internationally with her performance art, video art installations, and photography. Young values sexual freedom and self expression of queer identity in her work and has taught workshops, lectures, and acted as a panelist on the topics of sexuality, feminist porn studies, the politics of BDSM and queering the body with in the arena of performance art, including at Yale University, Hampshire College, Northwestern University, University of Toronto, University of Minnesota, and UC Berkeley. Her writings have been published in books such as The Ultimate Guide to Kink; Baby Remember My Name; Rope, Bondage, and Power; Best Sex Writing of 2013; and John’s Marks, Tricks, and Chickenhawks. Her memoir, Daddy, was published in February 2014 through Rare Bird Lit and Barnacle Books. Madison Young lives and creates work in Berkeley, California.Check out Madison Young's new memoir,
FEMINA POTENS GALLERY'S LIVE ART MOVEMENT
Femina Potens Art Gallery’s Live Art Movement is a nonprofit arts organization and program established in 2000 and dedicated to the advancement of fringe communities. Femina Potens is dedicated to creating space for the exploration and celebration of identity through experimental body-based performance art and living interactive artistic manifestations. Living Art has the ability to grow, move, evolve, and transform the artist and the audience.Femina Potens Gallery:
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
Grace Exhibition Space opened in 2006 and is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging performance works by the current generation of international performance artists, whether emerging, mid career or established. Being a Brooklyn loft, our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer.
Grace Exhibition Space is run by Jill & Erik with Vincent Tiley. Jamie is our bartender and Leah runs the door.
Please also support PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LAB [Brooklyn] GLASSHOUSE GALLERY [Brooklyn], MOBIUS [Boston] DFBRL8R GALLERY [Chicago] and EAMES ARMSTRONG [Washington, DC] - when you want to see more Performance Art!
"I have found Grace Space to be a breath of fresh air, and a new way to see and experience feelings you may have not faced in a long time. It’s a place to let yourself be exposed, amused, delighted, and terrified all at the same time, and I can say I haven’t experienced this combination of emotions at any gallery or theater I have ever stepped into, and that’s a wonderful thing.
The space provides a refreshing perspective on an art scene that has been somewhat shackled and restrained for quite a bit of time now. Grace Exhibition Space is a brave pioneer as it puts Bushwick, as well as New York City, on the forefront of exploration and exposure into the minds and bodies of artists who are truly gifted, fearless, and unique." Terri Ciccone. Bushwick Daily January, 2013
"On each night, and in each performance, the human body is redeemed from the mundane and made anew." David Lagaccia, Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Art (June, 2012)
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