Read My Lips Group Show
The Physique body – Anonymous, Bruce of LA, Bob Mizer, Tamostu Yato
The Deteriorating body – Matthias Herrmann, John Kleckner, Terence Koh
The Ethnic body – Colt Studios, Tamotsu Yato
The Critical body – Dan Colen, Amie Dicke, Dorothy Iannone, Bruce LaBruce, Kirstine Roepstorff
The Sentimental body – Nobuyoshi Araki, Dan Attoe, Dorothy Iannone, Paul Lee
Peres Projects is pleased to present Read My Lips, a group exhibition with works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Dan Attoe, Dan Colen, Colt Studios, Joe Bradley, Bruce LaBruce, Amie Dicke, Kathryn Garcia, Matthias Herrmann, Dorothy Iannone, John Kleckner, Terence Koh, Paul Lee, Kirstine Roepstorff, Tom of Finland and Tamotsu Yato.
Read My Lips, initially a term immortalized by former president of the United States, George Bush in 1988 at the National Republican Convention as he accepted his nomination. Very soon after, used/appropriated by the American AIDS activist group Gran Fury, an ad hoc art collective (some autonomous and sometimes anonymous artists and designers) who exploited the power of art to end the AIDS crisis. They called themselves Gran Fury after the Plymouth model of automobile used by the New York City Police Department.