This publication focuses on two of Maria Eichhorn’s open-ended projects, which both have the representation and regulation of sexual imagery as their theme.
Prohibited Imports (2003/08 and 2015) now includes books censored by Japanese customs – books made by artists Robert Mapplethorpe, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Jeff Koons, among others.
Film Lexicon of Sexual Practices (1999/2005/2008/2014/2015) currently consists of twenty 16mm silent films (each approx. 3 minutes).
The essays by Nina Power, Nora M. Alter, Pamela M Lee, and Scott Watson engage the critical dimension of these compelling works.
Published after the exhibition at Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (11 September – 13 December 2015).