The art and controversy of being ‘Technically Intimate’

Technically Intimate at Southeastern Louisiana State University

Technically Intimate at Southeastern Louisiana State University

This article is by Tony Romain cross posted from The Lion’s Roar, and was written in conjunction with an exhibit I had there during the month of October.

A current display in the Contemporary Art Gallery has raised a few eyebrows and aroused possibly more than just a little curiosity. The exhibit “Technically Intimate” by photographer Evan Baden features images of young adult women in the nude, re-enacting the poses of adult film stars in innocent and private spaces. The idea is to explore and exploit the fact that more and more young women are redefining intimacy by mimicking what they see in social media and on the web. The exhibit has sexually-charged images involving young women with cell phones, digital cameras and webcams. Continue reading

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