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Issue 040 – Gender & Sexuality

Posted by start 2 April 2014 One Comment

The Brief

In a globalized world with borders and boundaries constantly being challenged, how can the arts define or redefine ambiguous states of gender or sexuality? Are there clear roles for men and women, male and female? Do contemporary artists appropriate traditional cultural practices? What artistic prescriptions exist to speak about such issues? How do they employ their mediums to converse within liminal spaces or destabilize patriarchal standards.

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  • Andrew Odoch said:

    I don’t think there is any need to redefine the state of gender and sexuality. Let’s face it a man is a man and a woman is simply a woman. Man and woman were created to be with each other, any other thing is abominable.

    Artists need to understand that the first person to be filled with the Holy spirt was an artist, just read Exodus 31: 1-5 Then the LORD said to Moses, 2 “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts– 4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 5 to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship.

    The same God destroyed Sodom and Gomorra, because of trying to “redefine gender and sexuality”. I call on artist to produce artwork that give honour to God and celebrates his male and female creation the way he designed it to be.