PHALLACIES opening at A Guide to the Field a show about sex, possibility and power. Featuring a set of designed sexual objects as well as sexually designed objects, Phallacies seeks to join art practice with sexual practice. If a phallacy is a portmanteau that links the phallus with a masculine reason gone awry, then this show allows space for the emergence, in the words of designers Alex Fine and Janet Lieberman, of potential cliteracies. The show explores whether feminism remains a potent term after queer and trans critiques. Caroline Woolard, Leigh Claire La Berge, and Paige Landesberg, cocurators.
Factory, the newest exhibition topic for A Guide to the Field, opens this spring at our Mountaindale space, following Encampment, the inaugural showing; also, launching One Grand Books Reading Parlor, with special guest events forming this spring.
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A Guide to the Field has socially and politically sensitive products, textiles, sculpture, clothing, furniture – fine art for the everyday – set in topic-driven installations (called Swarmings) by artists working in the social sphere.