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Bathrooms or BathRUDES?

May 04, 2021 Bianca and Gianna Martucci-Fink Episode 48
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Bathrooms or BathRUDES?
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Bathrooms or BathRUDES?
May 04, 2021 Episode 48
Bianca and Gianna Martucci-Fink

In this episode of Artpop Talk we are recapping Bianca’s experience, visiting the Public Washrooms at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. The intention of the Washrooms have been long standing in showcasing artistic exploration and collaboration between art and industrial design within the manufacturing company. However, considering two of their Washrooms “The Women’s Room” and “The Social History of Architecture,” we flush out our thoughts on the power and identity concepts that perpetuate highly constructed gendered, exclusive, and cliché spaces by the institution and the artists.

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Show Notes Transcript

In this episode of Artpop Talk we are recapping Bianca’s experience, visiting the Public Washrooms at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. The intention of the Washrooms have been long standing in showcasing artistic exploration and collaboration between art and industrial design within the manufacturing company. However, considering two of their Washrooms “The Women’s Room” and “The Social History of Architecture,” we flush out our thoughts on the power and identity concepts that perpetuate highly constructed gendered, exclusive, and cliché spaces by the institution and the artists.

For all of Artpop Talk's resources, click HERE

John Michael Kohler Arts Center: Washrooms
TripAdvisor: John Michael Kohler Arts Center: Sexiest Bathrooms
SFMOMA: Bathrooms

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Cynthia Consentino, “The Women’s Room,” 1999, Vitreous China and Glaze, John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
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Description of “The Women’s Room” taken from the John Michael Kohler Arts Center website.
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Matt Nolen, “The Social History of Architecture,” 1999, Vitreous China and Glaze, John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
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Description of “The Social History of Architecture” taken from the John Michael Kohler Arts Center website.
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Casey O'connor, “Childhood Vitreous,” 1999, Vitreous China and Glaze, John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
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Merrill Mason, “Filling and Emptying,” 1999, Iron, Vitreous China and Glaze, John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
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SFMOMA Bathrooms, 2016, Architecture firm: Snøhetta