"Sociologists use the term “androcentrism” to refer to a new kind of sexism, one that replaces the favoring of men over women with the favoring of masculinity over femininity. According to the rules of androcentrism, men and women alike are rewarded, but only insofar as they are masculine (e.g., they play sports, drink whiskey, and are lawyers or surgeons w00t!). Meanwhile, men are punished for doing femininity and women… well, women are required to do femininity and simultaneously punished for it."
Visited the James Fuentes section of the re-staging of the Real Estate Show this afternoon, looking forward to visiting the rest.
i love james fuentes a lot, but isn’t it counterproductive for a gallery with funding to re-staging a show that was initial all about “a real estate crisis in New York City for the non-wealthy?” doesn’t the re-staging put the show back into the white box in the wrong way? “Many of the works
form [from?] the original exhibition will be presented, as well documentation and ephemera related to The Real Estate Show.” Even though I would love to see some of the pieces in the initial show in 1980, that ephemera part makes me feel like this re-staging belittles the initial exhibition a bit. thoughts?
The idea is to bring up the issue again, although almost twenty-five years have passed, the rent issue still persists (and is arguably even worse today.) There are also concurrent exhibitions running at Cuchifritos and ABC No Rio on the lower east side, both of which are non-profit spaces dedicated to providing a space for under served artistic communities. And the Cuchifritos show will have new work that addresses the same themes from the original show. Also if you’re going to correct someone’s grammar, might be wise to check your own first. Jus sayin’