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  • Rudolf Schlichter Meeting of Fetishists and Manic Flagellants, c. 1923

    Rudolf Schlichter Meeting of Fetishists and Manic Flagellants, c. 1923

    Phantom der Lust

    Landesmuseum Joanneum
    Raubergasse 10
    May 1–August 24, 2003

    Shiny boots of leather/slimy bouts of pleasure: Graz pays homage to two of its most famous nineteenth-century residents, Leopold (Venus in Furs) von Sacher-Masoch and Richard (Psychopathia Sexualis) Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, with a summerlong salute to perversity. “Phantom der Lust: Visions of Masochism in Art” curated by Peter Weibel and Michael Farin, brings together works by 156 artists, from Bellmer and Beuys to Araki, Oehlen, and Opie; a symposium presents heavyweight thinkers Georges Didi-Huberman, Klaus Theweleit, and Gianni Vattimo; and a series of performances draws on the peculiar talents of Marianne Faithfull, Marilyn Manson, Genesis P-Orridge, and Peaches, whose song “Fuck the Pain Away” provides the festival with an anthem.