ARTTARTS* Part I: Sarah Maple

Sarah Maple has been an arty one to watch for a few years now. She’s hilarious, she’s an ‘out’ feminist and I have a poster of her on my fridge (in the nude – above). Even the introduction to her new exhibition at the Aubin Gallery refuses to take it at all seriously, with a ridiculous essay on the wall describing the works therein with a lot of made-up jargon and intertextual nonsense. She’s utterly self-aware and constantly on alert against the bullshit of the art world which allows her to shrug off the critics and rewrite the rules herself.

In this new exhibition, Ms Maple, as ever, makes fearless comments on celebrity, womanhood (PERIODS!) and contemporary art , but one of the most interesting sections in this new show is a photographic series where she dresses up as Disney heroines and places them in the boardroom, the surgery or graduation gowns. Subversive and accessible: we heart Sarah.

Sarah Maple It’s A Girl is at the Aubin Gallery until Friday 9 March 2012.

*not a judgement, it just rhymes.

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