RUB-RUB-RUB

RUB-RUB-RUB: admiration
RUB-RUB-RUB: admiration

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RUB-RUB-RUB: admiration
RUB-RUB-RUB: admiration

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RUB-RUB-RUB: admiration

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RUB-RUB-RUB: admiration

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RUB-RUB-RUB: admiration
RUB-RUB-RUB: admiration

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RUB-RUB-RUB: admiration
RUB-RUB-RUB: admiration

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Hetaera: Kneeling Venus

Hetaera: Kneeling Venus
Hetaera: Kneeling Venus

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Hetaera: Kneeling Venus

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Hetaera: Kneeling Venus

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Hetaera: Kneeling Venus

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Hetaera: Kneeling Venus
Hetaera: Kneeling Venus

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Hetaera (Relief)

Hetaera: Venus de Milo
Hetaera: Venus de Milo

60x45(cm) 24x18(inch) rag, tile,wood frame Click the image to remove the gradation

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Hetaera: Venus de Cnidos
Hetaera: Venus de Cnidos

73x50(cm) 29x20(inch) rag, tile,wood frame Click the image to remove the gradation

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Hetaera: Phryne
Hetaera: Phryne

60x45(cm) 24x18(inch) rag, tile,wood frame Click the image to remove the gradation

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Hetaera: The Three Grace
Hetaera: The Three Grace

60x45(cm) 24x18(inch) rag, tile,wood frame Click the image to remove the gradation

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Hetaera: Venus
Hetaera: Venus

50x35(cm) 20x14(inch) rag, tile,wood frame Click the image to remove the gradation

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Hetaera: Ashamed Phryne
Hetaera: Ashamed Phryne

50x35(cm) 20x14(inch) rag, tile,wood frame Click the image to remove the gradation

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          In my exhibition, RUB-RUB-RUB, I made a goddess statue with dirty rags, and put it in space that is furthest from the entrance. I hung dirty rags from the ceiling in an arrangement like an Asian Temple. As viewers try to avoid the dirtiness of the low-hanging rags, they're forced to bow down so that they're actually "worshipping" the dirty statues without knowing.

 

        One day, I realized that, for from many people's conception of Venus as a pristine icon of classical beauty, she was just a sex symbol of antiquity- ancient porn. That irony sparked this exhibition. This audience participation piece highlighted how people are controlled by sex even as they try to avoid its "dirtiness." The space was designed so that visitors would try to avoid the dirty rags and would be forced to bow their heads at certain points. However, there were statues and images of dirty goddesses placed everywhere, making it impossible for visitors to avoid "worshipping" them.

 

          The term ‘Rag’ is a slang in Korea that represents promiscuous women, and men also. Prostitutes. However, whenever people clean something, rags get dirty.