Thursday, April 17, 2014

Counter measures

Valerie Solanas wouldn’t have been impressed. In front of her SCUM manifesto displayed as part of the exhibition Take it or leave it at the Hammer Museum, a guard (it gets worse, it was a male – they’re the one’s “who’ll swim a river of snot and wade nostril deep through a mile of vomit” to get a woman) had set up shop. A small stool and, just to remind Val she was history, the perfect spot for his people counter: the frame around the man-hating proclamation. He wouldn’t have been so casual if V Solanas had turned up in person like she did at Andy Warhol’s factory in 1968. That time she was carrying a gun and seriously wounded the great Pop artist.

Images: Valerie Solanas’s SCUM manifesto with chair and counter