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Maker(s):Rottenberg, Mika
Culture:Argentine; Israeli, born Argentina (1976-)
Title:Pocono Party #2 from the Exit Art portfolio Expose
Date Made:2008
Type:Photograph
Materials:Chromogenic print
Measurements:Mat: 27 in x 35 in; 68.6 cm x 88.9 cm; Sheet: 21 11/16 in x 28 15/16 in; 55.1 cm x 73.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE/DATE: verso, lwr. l. (graphite): Mika Rottenberg 2008; EDITION: verso, lwr. l. (graphite): 33/50
Accession Number:  UM 2012.6.5.4
Credit Line:Gift of Exit Art, New York
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst
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Label Text:
Curatorial Fellowship exhibition: What's So Funny: How Humor Makes Us Think, March 21 - April 28, 2019
The men and women depicted in Pocono Party #2 occupy a space charged with intrigue, excitement, and curiosity. What these individuals have in common is their choice to use their bodies as a commodity. In order to discover subjects for her work, Mika Rottenberg, frequently searches online for people advertising their body for hire. Rottenberg describes their bodies as extraordinary and is fascinated by their ability to manipulate the system for their own gain. Their decision to commodify their bodies and willingness to be placed, by Rottenberg, in such a voyeuristic scene presents contradictions of our societal assumptions regarding objectification, empowerment, and ownership.
- Kayla Peterson (M.A. Art History, 2020) and Siyu Shen (M.A. Art History, 2020)

Tags:
uniforms; interiors; men; nudes; recreation; women; photography; bodies

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