NewBridge Project SpaceSaturday 6th Sept – Saturday 11th Oct 2014
This exhibition is extremely pertinent as we are constantly bombarded with highly sexualised images, in, for instance, music videos, food commercials and clothing advertisements.
"The NewBridge Project presents Dreamworld, a provocative group exhibition that will explore the use of sex as a motivator for consumerist desire.
The exhibition features performance and moving image work by international and UK based artists who present a confrontational, poignant and witty take on sex and body image.
Jenni Hiltunen’s Grind is a playful take on ‘Dancehall Queen Style’, a Jamaican dance fashion which became popular in the 1990s and more recently through ’twerking’. Grind uses provocative costumes, suggestive poses, roles and blatant sexuality.
Jenni Hiltunen (based in Helsinki, Finland)
Hiltunen graduated as a Master of arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2007 and as a contemporary artist from the Turku Art Academy in 2004. Hiltunen’s work explores the ambience of the present time: a pleasure oriented and individualistic world view and the understanding of reality through images. Recurring themes in her art are the “posing culture” created by social media and the internet and its pretentious way of existing in the world of entertainment.
Dreamworld will examine issues surrounding image, gender politics and sexual orientation. We are all exposed to contradictory notions of ‘appropriateness’, what is sexy and what is seedy."