Gender and Jouissance
Cathy Lebowitz interviews Josefina Ayerza
Cathy Lebowitz: I remember seeing the sculpture of Juliana Huxtable at the New Museum for the first time. She looked like an exotic creature. So seductive in her pose. What do you feel for her?
Josefina ayerza:No problem relating to her through her art proposal, in this sense she moves me, but the outcome is not sexual.
She is exotic. I like what she has does to her hair in our cover, black in the background, the yellow braids lying flat over the body, green, but she is unreal to me. Here is la petite difference, she goes further than panting the lips, but not that much. The attraction that doesn’t end in the sexual, maybe her sense of wholeness— it has the effect of statue.
CL: What is her “art proposal” as you say?
JA: With artists like this you just let them say what they say.[...]
art: Juliana Huxtable