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Walking in my Mind - At the Hayward Gallery

From:     No thank you
Category: Art
Date:     28 July 2009
Time:     07:01 AM

Review:

At the Hayward gallery 7 men show their work along side 3 women, in an exhibition titled Walking in 
My mind. With so much of our culture dominated by a male outlook (I think of films, television, 
advertising, art and theatre) I am not sure that I find it necessary to be exposed yet more to the 
workings of male minds, yet here as else where I donít seem to be able find as many women as men 
on show. Certainly I don't really want to be reminded of the kind of misogyny to be found in so many 
minds, as described by Jason Rhodes in his "The Creation Myth". The use of hard-core pornography 
is taken for granted, it seems that there is no need to contextualise this kind of sexism, to explain its 
background, and the un-analysed world view it comes from- as one might contextualise the subjects 
described in Louise Bourgeois' work. The use of pornography in art only serves to perpetuate what is 
already a pernicious and destructive aspect of gender relations. There is not much in many men's 
minds that we need to know about now and I am bored their imagination which seems to reach to the 
end of their redundant penises, and not much further.  


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