Julia Barbosa Landois (MFA '07) in Group Exhibition at the Detroit Museum of New Art, October 2nd - 30th

A video by Julia Barbosa Landois (MFA '07) will be featured in New Media, Sex, and Culture in the 21st Century at the Detroit Museum of New Art. Her featured piece, also showing later this fall at the Museo de Arte in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is part of a new body of work exploring sex tourism on the Texas/Mexico border. Landois explores the physical body as the fundamental site for public manifestation of meaning. Her performance/video work explores the cultural trappings of belief, specifically in rituals occurring at the convergence of Catholicism, Mexican folk practice, and Latin identity.

Sex has a long history of being subjected to technologies of observation, regulation, enhancement, and representation. Certainly many of the discourses and technologies of the Internet have been preoccupied with it, even though the U.S. government and other groups have tried to make it harder for people to find sex online. Scholars and artists who explore many such aspects of online pornography, sexual identities in today's society, femininity, masculinity, desire, pleasure, family politics, liberation and repression, prostitution, sexual violence, and other topics are featured in the exhibition.

Exhibition Dates: Saturday October 2nd - Saturday October 30th

Detroit Museum of New Art
7 North Saginaw Street
Pontiac, Michigan
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 1:00 - 6:00pm


To see more of Julia's work, visit http://www.julialandois.com/

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