FAKE IT! exposición

Opening: Thursday, December 2, 2010, 6:30 PM
4001 Berri (corner Duluth), Suite 201
Information: 514.845.7934
Exhibition: December 2 – 15
Mon to Fri 10:00 – 5:00 PM
Free Admission

The Opening includes a screening of video works and an introduction to the exhibition by curators, Ariane De Blois and Erandy Vergara. The exhibition will remain on display at Studio XX from December 2 – 15, 2010, Monday to Friday 10:00 – 5:00 PM.

Fake It! is an exhibition that brings together Mexican artists who probe and question gender stereotypes (still) prevalent today. The feminist artworks showcased investigate, with irony, humor and/or sarcasm, female archetypes where women are reduced to sexual objects. The title of the exhibition, Fake It! refers to ideas of pretending to or simulating orgasm; furthermore, it sugests notions relating to games and the masquerade. By appropriating various typified female figures such as the pin-up, femme fatale and/or model, and disgusing them in different forms, the artists featured in Fake It!deconstruct female stereotypes by employing diverse visual, narrative and aesthetic strategies. Subtly or not, and with a humoristic approach, the critical and ironic staging of the works results in a distancing that offers spectators a glimpse of social roles beyond restrictions of identity. When territories such as cultural and sexual identity as well as representation and fetishization of the body are explored by various artists, women’s desires are not left aside but included in this exploration.


Artists * Artworks:

Tania Candiani * Mattress Mantras, from the Domestic Series (2004-2005)

Ximena Cuevas * Bed (Cama) (1998)

Carolina Esparragoza * Morfologic Subject (1999)

Adriana Calatayud * Constructo (2005-2006) Constructo is a series of digital photographs that explore both the cultural aspects of the canonical body and the construction of the image. Inspired by the studies of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) based on ideal body proportions, the images present a women bodybuilder while questioning gender construction.

Paulina del Paso * Magic Silhouette (2001)

Grace Quintanilla * Little White Dove (Blanca Palomita) (2009)

Amaranta Sánchez * Night Cream (2002)

Naomi Uman * Removed (1999)

Katri Walker * Cool Cool Water (2002)



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