Aim High and Do Your Best

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Date: 1993

Region: North America

Subject: Explicit Sexuality, Nudity


Courtesy of Robin Kahn's blog

Artist: Robin Kahn

Confronting Bodies: Jersey City Museum

Dates of Action: May-August 1993

Location: Jersey City, New Jersey

Description of Artwork: "Aim High and Do Your Best," Kahn's Installation of 60 small works, is a humorous dissertation on growing up female. The pieces combine bits of texts and isolated images lifted from catalogues and how-to manuals written by flaccid experts; all her images are appropriated.

The Incident: A sign was put up outside of the gallery advising parental or educational guidance for children. The sign stated "A small number of drawings and photographs in these exhibitions contain sexually graphic images, images of explicit imagery of implied violence."

Results of Incident: Sign remained outside of the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

Source: Village Voice,6/29/93 and museum publications