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New Greg Taylor exhibition: Cunts and other conversations

February 12th, 2009  |  Published in News  |  2 Comments

Upcoming exhibition

See the  Cunts and Other Conversations exhibition for yourself!

Greg Taylor will be exhibiting at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in South Australia. Opening night is 25 February 2009.

Exhibition Press Release

Certain to be a Quentye* of a Conversation

CUNTS… and other conversations is the most stimulating and thought-provoking event in the Adelaide Fringe program.

Featuring over 140 sculpted life size portraits of women’s cunts, Melbourne artist Greg Taylor is hoping to generate discussion that lives on long after his installation.

“It is a challenging show to some, but it is a work of celebration and empowerment to others. It’s the kind of show that makes a stimulating backdrop for women’s issues to be discussed, which I encourage,” he says.

CUNTS previewed in Melbourne in 2008 and attracted 2000 visitors over ten days including school groups, mothers with their daughters and medical students sent by their university lecturer.

The models for CUNTS range in age from 18 to 78 and are from various religious backgrounds; Christians of many denominations, including Catholic, Protestant, Salvation Army as well as Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Pagans, Witches and Atheists. The women come from all walks of life; teachers, doctors, lawyers, accountants, writers, actors, musicians, artists, life models, students, architects and theologians. The models are heterosexual, bisexual, lesbians. Some are virgins. All of them want one thing; for young women to be free of growing up with fear, ignorance and loathing of their bodies and sexuality.

Xanya Mamunya is a harpist whose cunt features among the works. She says of the modelling process, “It was empowering because I am from a generation that never even looked down there. I wasn’t even told about the menstrual cycle until I thought I was bleeding to death. Modelling for the exhibition made me feel that I was part of something that I think is very important – for everyone.”

Filmmakers Bree McKiligan and Suze Houghton will film at the exhibition opening for their documentary Cunts, the Movie.

Local Sunday Mail columnist, blogger and feminist Clementine Ford will officially open CUNTS and other Conversations.

WHAT                    Official Opening CUNTS… and other Conversations
WHERE                 Upstairs, 155 Hindley Street, Adelaide
WHEN                   Wednesday 25 February, 6pm-8pm
WHO                      Greg Taylor, Xanya Mamunya, Clementine Ford

CUNTS… and other Conversations is open 12pm to 7pm, 26 February until March 18, upstairs at 155 Hindley Street, Adelaide.

For interviews, press quality images & further information:
Jennifer Greer Holmes, 0421 932 466

* Queynte: The principal etymological precursor of the word ‘cunt’, found in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

Filming Cunts and Other Conversations

Cunts The Movie film team will be filming Opening Night on Wednesday, 25 February. We will be talking to the visiting sitters, interviewing the audience and getting the lowdown on what is happening.

Contact us if you are coming to the exhibition and would like to be interviewed.

Half of us have one, but its image is censored and its names are often offensive, infantile or clinical. When a sculptural exhibition of vulvas titled ‘CUNTS’ provokes controversy, the film makers go on a candid exploration of contemporary attitudes to women’s genitalia.