Action pants: Genital Panic
VALIE EXPORT - action & staged photograph (1969)
Marina Abramovich - reperformed action at the Guggenheim in New York (2005)
Eve Fowler - photographic interpretation (2005-8?)
"Abramovic, who believes that performance-art pieces can and should be remounted like theatrical plays, restaged Valie Export’s 1968 work as part of her 2005 Guggenheim show, “Five Easy Pieces.”"
"Just as feminism has given way to postfeminism, the vagina’s representation in art has become more complicated with both male and female artists using its loaded history for various purposes. Fowler’s photographs, for example, portray androgynous sitters, including lesbians and transgender subjects. In this image, she evokes Valie Export’s Action Pants: Genital Panic as a marker of queer identity.”