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Naked Spaces: Architecture in Art from the Kinsey Institute Collection Opens in the KI Gallery

Image © Carl Streller.

Drawing on the Kinsey Institute's permanent collections, Naked Spaces investigates the ways artists manipulate architectural representation to communicate ideas about sex, gender, and the erotic.

Architectural form is used by artists working around the globe--and across time--as an invitation to view, but also as a plea for privacy; architectural space is used as a framing device, as well as a screen. The diversity of artworks included in the exhibition creates an opportunity for viewers to consider the role played by the built environment in the construction of their own private and public identities.

The exhibition features works by Herbert Ascherman, Édouard-Henri Avril, Bruce Barnes, Franz von Bayros, David Bekker, Tom Bianchi, Édouard Chimot, Ralph Nicholas Chubb, Vincent Cianni, Dominque Vivant Denon, Edie Fake, Michael Fingesten, Sharon Fullingim, D. Keith Furon, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Suzuki Harunobu, Walter Sigmund Hempel, Clifford Raven Ingram, Toby Kaufmann, Max Kislinger, Rita Koehler, Clarence John Laughlin, Lehnert & Landrock, Richard Lux, Michael Miksche, Marcantonio Raimondi, Anne Roecklein, Félicien Rops, Emilio Sanchez, Rolf Schott, Ronald Searle, Carl Streller, Arthur Tress, Spencer Tunick, and Dirk Vellert.

Guest curator Susan Johnson-Roehr, Ph.D., is an architectural historian at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Left to right: Guest curator Susan Johnson-Roehr (Rutgers University), Kinsey Institute Curator Catherine Johnson-Roehr, and Kinsey Institute Associate Curator Garry Milius

Showing in the Kinsey Institute Gallery from January 18th - April 5th, 2013.

At the exhibit opening on January 18th, guest curator Susan Johnson-Roehr of Rutgers University (seen at left with the Kinsey Institute curatorial staff) was on hand at the show opening to greet gallery visitors and answer questions about the exhibit.

Gallery visitors view artifacts in the Naked Spaces exhibit.
Kinsey Institute Affiliated Faculty member Dr. Dennis Fortenberry joined us for the Naked Spaces opening reception on January 18th.


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