"NOT FUNNY HA-HA, FUNNY SEETHING RAGE":
A CONVERSATION ON POLITICS, FEMINISM, AND COMEDY WITH ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT AND KAREN FINLEY
TUESDAY, NOV. 7, 2017, 7:00 PM
PS STUDIO, ROOM 612
Since the 1970s, fearless conceptual artist Karen Finley has been foregrounding taboo issues surrounding sexuality, violence, celebrity, and the positioning of women in society in her no-holds-barred work. Known primarily for her searing performances, she also works in a range of other media, including music, writing, painting, and installation, choosing the method best suited to her ideas. Among the most famous of her many career-defining moments was her involvement in a lawsuit against the NEA, whose “decency clause” was invoked to cut funding of her work in 1990. Her projects, from subversively raunchy punk music rants to a public exploration that paired “sexting” with art consumption, provoke controversy and dialogue.
The Naked Festival Episode
Broadcast live on Guardian Australia
Original Air Date: Friday, January 30, 2015 10:19pm.
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The Guardian's Culture Podcast covering Austalian and UK festival, nudity and autobiographical material in shows. With Arts Editors Nancy Groves and Alexandra Spring.