For Play, Shaping Sexuality

For Play, Shaping Sexuality

The oldest dildo ever to be found dates back 28,000 years. Together with statuettes like the Venus of Willendorf the toy is hard evidence that physicality and sex have sparked our imagination ever since the Stone Age. It also shows that sexuality can be shaped; it is an experience embedded in stories and images that have been changing throughout the ages.

In today’s erotic landscape, dominated by porn and commerce, co-curators Sanne Muiser and Tom Loois often miss the kind of spontaneity and inventiveness that can make sex such good fun. So they asked (more than) 30 artists and designers for alternative visions: more playful, vulnerable, more original. The result is For Play, a titillating exhibition in MU from October 7th until November 13th.

During the Dutch Design Week the video-installation Guilty Landscapes by Dries Verhoeven will be on show as part of the exhibition. There are tickets available for the installation (that wil give you an exclusive, private view of the installation). Read more about the installation and the tickets here

Participating artists:

Morehshin Allahyari, Marijke Annema, Gigi Barker, Anthon Beeke, Marrie Bot, Bastiaan Buys, Michèle Degen, Pleun van Dijk, Joost Gehem & Tiddo Bakker, Arnon Grunberg, Bart Hess, HeyHeydeHaas, Arnoud Holleman, Heidi Hörsturz, INE & SANNE, Jan-Pieter Kaptein, Martijn Koomen, Digna Kosse, Annabel Kranendonk, Maud van der Linden, Lucas Maassen & Margriet Craens, Lucas Neumann, Jason Page, Dani Ploeger, Dorota Radzimirska, Babeth Rammelt, Harm Rensink, Janne Schimmel, Glenn da Silva, Merel Stolker, T.R.A.S.H., Dries Verhoeven, Michelle Verhoeks, Frank Verkade, Friso Wiersma, Hozan Zangana and Imke Zeinstra.

Co-curators: Tom Loois and Sanne Muiser

Where MU
When 7 October - 13 November 2016
Opening 7 October 20.00h (entrance €3,- including 1 drink)

Performance by T.r.a.s.h. during the opening at 21:30u

Opening hours during DDW:
Monday til Friday 12:00 - 18:00h
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 - 18:00u

Image: Studio Pluis

Press release - Photo sheet

During Dutch Design Week you can also visit:

Create Out Loud the daily Design Talkshow at MU

The Parliament Of Things at the MU container at Plug-In-City

Guilty Landscapes by Dries Verhoeven (separate tickets available)

The Breakfast talks by Creative Fund Industries NL

Motta at MU during DDW 2016, Motta Art Books will open their pop-up store for the second year in a row at MU, open daily.