Shunga, the Japanese Erotic Prints
Lecture-performance by Ana Prvački
1 February 2017, at 7 pm
In the framework of Embassy of Uncertain Shores, Ana Prvački will hold a lecture-performance on Shunga. The word Shunga means erotic art in Japanese and refers to graphic images of sexual activity. The intentions of Shunga are: stimulation, consolation, seduction, education, veneration and amusement. Their influence is profound and inspiring.
In Shunga, the head and genitals are always the same size, the genitals being as large as the head. The idea behind this is that there should be an equanimity and balance between the intellectual and spiritual pursuits and the pleasures and joys of the body.
About Ana Prvački
Ana Prvacki is an avid Shunga collector. In her videos, services, concoctions and drawings Ana Prvački uses a gently pedagogical and comedic approach in an attempt to reconcile etiquette and erotics. She aims for a conceptual practice with a low carbon footprint.
Her work has been included in many international exhibitions including the 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, Istanbul Turkey 2015, and dOCUMENTA 13 2012. Solo exhibitions and projects include the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore. Her works are also included in private and public collections and institutions such as MOCA, LACMA and Castello di Rivoli.
Besides this, Prvački has produced a series of ideas catalogues with the intention of filing and documenting her imagination. Some of the thoughts have been realized as performances.
BOGHOSSIAN FOUNDATION – VILLA EMPAIN
Centre for art and dialogue between the cultures of the East and the West
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67
B – 1050 Brussels
7€ for the members of the Circle of the Villa
4€ for students under 26
T. +32 2 627 52 30
© Ana Prvački collection, estampe Shunga, 1920
In collaboration with LUCA School of Arts and with the support of Dena Foundation