Cheim & Read's Opening Party For The Female Gaze May Cause Some Art Lovers To Stare

by CAROLINA FRANCESCA · June 26, 2009

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Last night, Cheim & Read held an opening party for their latest exhibition, The Female Gaze. This group exhibition is made up of works made of various forms of mediums and represents at least 39 women artists, among the likes of Cindy Sherman, Marilyn Minter, Louise Bourgeois, Marlene Dumas, and Vanessa Beecroft. The term "female gaze" is meant to "...reclaim the traditional domination of the 'male gaze'...identified and defined by Laura Mulvey in her seminal essay". With everything from live painted women's bodies to a bra on a chair installation, the exhibition definitely manages to reclaim a woman's role. This is certainly "...a group of works in which the artist and subject do not relate as 'voyeur' and 'object,' but as woman and woman.

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The mother and daughter gaze at bra artwork

Here, the male and female both seem to gaze negatively at the thought of marriage

Part-time artist Lucy Liu attended