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Show Description: In response to the growing anti-institution sentiment pervasive in our culture, the Museum of Sex has engaged a group of 20 select street artists to occupy the third floor gallery at the Museum of Sex. Showcasing work that pushes the boundaries of our relationship to sexuality in public space, F*CK ART invites a dialogue around the power of visual provocation in the urban environment.
This installation is a combination of existing pieces and site-specific works created for the run of the show.
F*CK ART is curated by Emilie Baltz and Mark Snyder.
Objective: We seek to provoke not simply the notions of museum-going experience by presenting provocative work, but also push the boundaries of what artists can create. This is not an exhibition for the timid, and we have engaged artists to use this space as a forum to create and present critical, provocative commentary around sexuality and its relationship to both human and cultural identity.