May 10, 2002 - Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art - Joanna Frueh: “The Aesthetics of Orgasm”
May 10, 2002

Joanna Frueh: "The Aesthetics of Orgasm"

Palm Beach ICA

Joanna Frueh: “The Aesthetics of Orgasm”

May 16 at 7:00 PM


601 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, Fla.

Contact: Monica Barber

561-582-0006 ext.1017

561-704-8982 – cell

Lake Worth, FL – Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art will present a performance by renowned artist Joanna Frueh on May 16 at 7:00 PM.

The Performance

In “The Aesthetics of Orgasm” Joanna Frueh continues her exploration of erotic wisdom for which she is known as a performance artist, art critic, and scholar. Grounding the piece in personal experience, childhood memories and an erotic and amorous relationship, Frueh creates a text-based work whose opulent and complex mix of poetic language and critical intellect builds both a sensuous and reasoned theory of the beauty of orgasm. Her hot pink gown and delicately styled flesh-colored mules display Frueh’s ability to embody her text, as does her rich, embracing voice. Sophisticated and explicit, “The Aesthetics of Orgasm” elucidates the connection between beings as well as bodies, articulates a philosophy of love, and reveals the necessity of being more than simply human.

The Artist

Joanna Frueh is an art critic and art historian and a performance artist. She is currently writing a memoir titled The Aesthetics of Orgasm. In her latest book, Monster/Beauty: Building the Body of Love (University of California Press, 2001), Frueh develops a theory and practice of personal beauty. Erotic Faculties (University of California Press, 1996) is a collection of her critical and performance writings.

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Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art
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