Victorious Secret: Elite Olympic Champions as Dancing Bikini Girls
Three framed mosaic triptychs by Angela Lorenz, 2012-2013
Installed March 23 - June 26, 2015 in the Sterling Memorial Library and the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library. Sponsored by The Bibliographical Press.
The Arts Library has been collecting Lorenz’s works in book format for over twenty years and holds over thirty examples of her artists’ books, which often use humor and word play to address social issues. In Victorious Secret, Lorenz addresses gender inequality through the lens of art history, discussing how elite Olympic athletes portrayed in mosaics circa 300 AD were in modern times first identified as “dancing bikini girls.”
Free and open to the public.
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