Carolina Loyola-Garcia

Politics of Pleasure

Exploring the intersection of arts, politics and notions of pleasure




n 1: a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; [syn: pleasance] [ant: pain] 2: something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness; [syn: joy, delight] 3: a formal expression; "he serves at the pleasure of the President" 4: an activity that affords enjoyment;  5: sexual gratification.



This exhibition offered a fresh and current look at notions of pleasure in its relationship to art and politics. The artists had the freedom to interpret and explore the concept of pleasure in any way that resonated with their own practices, including pleasure in the process of creating, pleasure as part of the content of the work, aesthetic pleasure, or pleasure in the interaction between art and viewer.



This was a small group exhibition, exhibiting work by the following artists: Herman Pearl, Daniel Peltz, Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Andres Tapia-Urzua, and Hyla Willis.

TRAF Gallery

03.30.07 - 05.11.07