Looking Outward: Bay Area Now 9 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The ninth iteration of Bay Area Now at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts asks of-the-moment questions about knowledge production and creation.

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Interview | Power exhibited through sexualized desire: Julie Henson interviewed by Angella d’Avignon on November 9, 2021

“I’m fascinated by how the body, along with aggressive and excessive adornments, can be used to convey power and desire. Elongated nails, gem encrusted body armor, scale-like sequins, sharp jewelry—these adornments draw on the image of royalty, military, and even a sense of otherworldliness. It seems that these are tools to create distance between the celebrity and the fan, while also building a sense of reverence and idolization.”

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