Brooklyn Art Gallery To Showcase Unknowing Men's Penis Pics
Think your penis is a work of art? It may actually be--and you may not even realize it.
A group of female artists known as Future Femme are unveiling their gallery exhibition, "Show Me More: A Collection of DickPix" on August 23 in Brooklyn.
Over 300 penis pics, the majority of which are being used without consent and without the knowledge of their "owners," will be presented in the exhibition.
And yes, Grindr users, they've got yours too.
Four artists interested in feminism, the internet, sex, porn, and power have decided that the dick pics they've gathered are important enough to share with the public. Over 300 men who have engaged in a little harmless online exhibitionism sending this summer may be surprised to learn that their members will mounted, framed, and put on display on August 23 at a Brooklyn gallery space by an artist collective known as Future Femme. The group is hoping to turn the tables on this mind-boggling male habit.
Most of the women have gone the straightforward route in collecting dick pics, using versions of their real OKCupid profiles and brief conversations—sometimes just going right for the jugular and straight-up asking for a dick pic, avoiding flirtation and conversation at all costs. One of the artists, however, went a step further by posing as a gay man on Grindr and wound up with 150 photos, which didn’t surprise any of the sex scientists or researchers I spoke to.
“I’m not showing any faces, I’ve made a point in my head not to,” said Tansy when I asked her if she had grappled with the ethics of the project. “No one is going to know anything about any of these people. I would imagine if anyone who has sent me a dick shows up… that would be interesting.”
What do you think of the upcoming exhibit, Instincters? Is it artistic? Hilarious? Exploitative?
Will you be making a last minute trip to Brooklyn?? (Purely out of appreciation for the arts, of course.)
"Show Me More: A Collection of DickPix" opens August 23 at 8 p.m. as part of the event Explicit at Morgan Avenue Underground Studios, 55 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY. There will also be gallery hours on Saturday, August 24, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.