Sex and the So-Called City

A scene from Sex and the So-Called City including costumes, a fleshlight, a coffin, shoes, and photographs

A bright blue pair of Manolo BlahniksStorefront for Art and Architecture has opened an exhibition examining HBO’s “Sex and the City,” The Architect’s Newspaper reports. Andrés Jaque of the Office for Political Innovation in collaboration with Miguel de Guzmán of Imagen Subliminal produced Sex and the So-Called City, an architectural exhibit including a multi-wall video installation along with “movie posters, Manolo Blahniks, coffins, and fleshlights.”

Sex and the So-Called City delves into how the city’s representation and the lifestyles we perform produce the urban landscape. Sex and its consequences on the city are central to the exhibit. Gay pornography is displayed alongside the latest in color-morphing architectural glass, highlighting how the generic luxury condos featured in popular porn videos produce a form of libidinal real estate aspiration. The entanglement of expensive reproductive technologies with architectural technology and urban development is elucidated through text, images and products, ranging from designer dresses to egg-freezing apparatuses.

Sex and the So-Called City is at Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street, New York, until April 3, 2018.

Storefront exhibit excavates the themes of “Sex and the City”


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