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Gil Yefman:H
Published: August 13 2013

Gil Yefman, Sex Doll, 2013. Knitting, 165 x 50 cm (approx)

The exhibition H, at The Container, is marking Yefman’s debut exhibition in Japan and has been developed specifically to Japanese viewers and to local context. The exhibition is the fruit of research the artist has conducted for the last couple of years, and it is the first in a series of exhibitions planned to be shown internationally.

“H” as a symbol in Japan (pronounce “echi”), represents a condition of a sexual nature and associated with notions of the explicit and the perverse. This correlation between sexual deviance and the letter H evolved from the international interest in Japanese anime and its popularity going mainstream in the west. Hentai (変態), traditionally meaning distorted or strange, has been hijacked by western anime lovers to describe pornographic anime or manga, and while the Japanese rarely use “Hentai” to refer to pornography, the term is commonly used in slang to suggest a “pervert” or a “weirdo.”
More importantly, “H” is also standing in the context of this show for “Holocaust,” and exploring sexual aberration (“echi”) and sexuality, as experienced in the concentration camps of WWII.

Opening reception: 19 August, 19:30-21:30

全文提供:The Container
会期:19 August - 28 October 2013
時間:11:00-21:00 Saturday – Sunday (+holidays)10:00-20:00
Closed on Tuesdays
会場:The Container
Last Updated on August 19 2013

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