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Male Bodies Unmade: Jongwoo Jeremy Kim Book Talk with Bruce Hainley
January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join the School of Art and the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry for a celebratory book talk by Associate Professor of Art History & Theory Dr. Jongwoo Jeremy Kim. He will be joined in conversation by esteemed critic and friend, Bruce Hainley David and Caroline Minter Professor of the Humanities at Rice University in Houston TX.
Kim’s book, “Male Bodies Unmade,” explores white men’s disunified physicality in modern and contemporary art while attending to erotic polysemy that questions the visual ethos of Occidental patriarchy. Art historian Jongwoo Jeremy Kim’s approach is informed by his own status as an immigrant—a polyglot queen, drawn to extravagant fantasies of misbehaving bodies that are in truth foreign territories, colonies of misbelief. In six case studies focusing on configurations of irrational anatomy and horny self-extinction, this book celebrates the lessons and pleasures of disrupting art history’s hegemonically Western narratives.
Bruce Hainley is the author of Under the “Sign of [sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face, No Biggie,” and “Foul Mouth,” among other books. He assembled and edited Gary Indiana’s “Vile Days: The Village Voice Art Columns 1985-1988” as well as “Commie Pinko Guy,” a publication that accompanied the first European survey of the work of Larry Johnson at Raven Row. A contributing editor of Artforum, he co-wrote with John Waters “Art—A Sex Book.”