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Sext Me If You Can

It’s all happening- go to check out Sext Me If You Can at the New Museum- an interactive exhibition where you can actually take home a custom-made Karen Finley piece. From Thursday May 23- Sunday May 26, you can commission Finley to make a work for you- based on an exchange of hot and heavy (well I guess that depends on you) sexts. Basically, once you sign up for a personal commission (for $200 to $500), you’ll be led to a private room to sext with the performance artist. She’ll then make you a piece based on your exchange, and it will hang in the New Museum window for the duration of the performance (then you can go pick it up).


It’s a pretty cool concept that ties in the idea of getting a personal commission with a conceptual idea- with sexual undertones akin to Finley’s work. Finley and the remaining NEA Four have been at it in performances at the New Museum all week. In case you didn’t know, back in 1990 Finley, Tim Miller, John Fleck and Holly Hughes received National Endowment for the Arts grants- and then were vetoed by John Frohnmayer for indecency. Of course, each member went on to continue their work, remaining as relevant artists to this day, so take that Frohnmayer!

2 Responses to “Sext Me If You Can”
  1. shellytheturtle says:

    I have to say, this exhibit just looks way too similar to a show I went to in New York last October. Brooklyn-based artist, Brinn Flagg, did this (and it was a great show too):

    Sorry Karen, but your show is just a little too close for comfort…

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