• “For Our Own Pleasure”

    YYZ Artists' Outlet

    The Orientalism that has framed Asian women’s sexuality was addressed by some of the Asian diaspora artists in “For Our Own Pleasure” in the alternately witty and fatigued tones of deconstruction. Their works provided the support for the more perilous explorations of desire engaged in by other artists. Brenda Joy Lem’s and Helen Lee’s playful, sensual celebrations might have been the stuff of softcore porn without the acerbic analyses of stereotypes provided by other works in the show. Kyo Maclear, for example, pinned 24 butterflies to a cork-covered wall and attached ostensibly descriptive

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