Lecture – Amelia Jones

Amelia Jones

                Amelia Jones, Art Historian, did her lecture at CU on Queer Feminist Durationality. Many of her examples displayed genitals or art interpreted as genitals. Valie Export Genital Panic 1969 is a performance piece in which the artist holds a gun while sitting naked. This becomes the genital gaze that exists in many more works shown by Jones. Some might find the imagery to be offensive, other may find it to be erotic, and I was merely indifferent. Although the idea was good and well executed, it did not evoke any sort of conversation in my mind and instead blended in with all of the other works of the era. Continue reading