Opening: For Play, Shaping Sexuality.

Opening: For Play, Shaping Sexuality.

The oldest dildo ever to be found dates back 28,000 years. Together with statuettes
like the Venus of Willendorf the toy is hard evidence that physicality and sex have sparked our imagination ever since the Stone Age. It also shows that sexuality can be shaped; it is an experience embedded in stories and images that have been changing throughout the ages.

In today’s erotic landscape, dominated by porn and commerce, co-curators Sanne Muiser and Tom Loois often miss the kind of spontaneity and inventiveness that can make sex such good fun. So they asked (more than) 30 artists and designers for alternative visions: more playful, vulnerable, more original. The result is For Play, a titillating exhibition in MU from October 7th until November 13th.

Participating artists:
Morehshin Allahyari, Marijke Annema, Gigi Barker, Anthon Beeke, Marrie Bot, Bastiaan Buys, Michèle Degen, Pleun van Dijk, Joost Gehem & Tiddo Bakker, Arnon Grunberg, Bart Hess, HeyHeydeHaas, Arnoud Holleman, Heidi Hörsturz, INE & SANNE, Jan-Pieter Kaptein, Martijn Koomen, Digna Kosse, Annabel Kranendonk, Maud van der Linden, Lucas Maassen & Margriet Craens, Lucas Neumann, Jason Page, Dani Ploeger, Dorota Radzimirska, Babeth Rammelt, Harm Rensink, Janne Schimmel, Glenn da Silva, Merel Stolker, T.R.A.S.H., Dries Verhoeven, Michelle Verhoeks, Frank Verkade, Friso Wiersma, Hozan Zangana and Imke Zienstra.

Co-curators: Tom Loois and Sanne Muiser

Where MU
When 7 October - 13 November 2016
Opening 7 October 20.00h

Image: Studio Pluis