More on Nancy Lang

October 31, 2005 at 6:21 am Leave a comment

So apparently he pseudo-futuristic robot worlds aside
Nancy Lang’s stated mission in art is to make is all more accessible.
This has included releasing a book

with pseudo-porn and also doing various performances.

 Nancy's book

Her
point being to engage art with the same sexual polemics as cruising for
chicks and watching the next Budweiser commercial. It’s art with is as
much shameless sexual promotion  as the trucks full of girls that dance
down Korea’s highways or the dancing girls for electronics
or Kim Jong-Il’s North Korea girl floats. Asians have no problem making
sex an obvious selling point for their products including maid cafes
etc. If anything their ability to commodify women into the beautiful
object you get to fuck for trying out the new playstation game is
rather amazing. Example:

and that’s rather tame by comparission of the short-less fuck me-ness of KFC’s China
promotions of Even the Coke/WoW commercial. All of which is further
packaged  in a kinda psuedo-girls’ out type of thing. But if anything,
the comments on Nancy Lang’s blog seem to reveal she rather enjoys this
image and as South Korean girls continue to characterize her as “sexy
cool?. The point being Ms. Lang’s performance is just another aspect of
a balls to the wall Asianic approach to getting people to like you. Her
incredibly agreeable persusaion, kitchsy responses to fan mail, and
blant sexualized promotion only co-opt what works in Korea, maybe art needs a pin-up girl to make it go around.

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