Drawing on the Kinsey Institute’s permanent collections, Naked Spaces investigates the ways artists manipulate architectural representation to communicate ideas about sex, gender, and the erotic. Architectural form is used by artists working around the globe–and across time–as an invitation to view, but also as a plea for privacy; architectural space is used a framing device as well as screen. The diversity of artworks included in the exhibition creates an opportunity for viewers to consider the role played by the built environment in the construction of their own private and public identities.
The exhibition will include works by Toby Kaufmann, Andrey Avinoff, Michael Fingesten, Herbert Ascherman, Suzuki Harunobu, Clarence John Laughlin, Tom Bianchi, Clifford Raven Ingram, Max Kislinger, Rita Koehler, Emilio Sanchez, Edie Fake, Lehnert & Landrock, Arthur Tress, Félicien Rops, D. Keith Furon, Anne Roecklein, Ronald Searle, and Spencer Tunick. Guest curator: S. N. Johnson-Roehr, Rutgers University. Due to adult content, visitors should be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Public Hours are: Monday thru Friday, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The institute is closed all IU holidays. Guided and self-guided tours are available (by appointment only) to student groups, as well as groups whose research and/or professional interests are related to the Institute’s mission. For more information about group tours, contact Pat Lacy at (812) 855-7686. Please be aware that some of the materials on display at The Kinsey Institute are sexually explicit and may be deemed offensive by some persons.