Sunday, April 23, 2017

Andrea Crespo at Downs & Ross


The Deviant Art and similar holdings of niche communities, of which Crespo has spoken, and cautions against exoticizing, i.e. the "longtail" populations coalescing around alternative and often subaltern formulations of identity and outlets for expression of desires/needs outside dominant frames, not necessarily just alternate sexual aspects of futanari or furry et al, but growing niche groups seeking alternative expressions of sensitivities - similar but not inclusive to fetish relations to sexuality - and their aesthetic experiments in alternate systems of visual expressions for such sensitivities that are so attuned as to be outside the given framework for acceptability, niche communities exactly, we can be obviously very sympathetic, is very similar to art, and which Crespo draws from.