Image: Angel wearing Tania's Angry Underwear at Wild Fyre men’s club in Brooklyn, New York, 1988 (detail). Photography by Tania Ferrier

Tania Ferrier’s new exhibition Pop Porn is a reverent acknowledgement of women’s experiences and an investigation into the representation of women in popular pornography of the 1980s.

This City of Fremantle Art Collection exhibition presents a series of Ferrier’s new print works and short animated videos alongside a survey of her internationally renowned Angry Underwear project.

Continuing Ferrier’s decades-long feminist practice, the new body of digital prints use photo-montage processes to reassemble ‘taboo’ 1980’s Playboy centrefolds. Challenging misogynistic gender ideals and giving voice to feminine authority, Ferrier reimagines women’s bodies from passive, objectified figures into dynamic surrealist forms.

The new works featured in Pop Porn were developed while Ferrier was in residence at Fremantle Arts Centre in 2021.

Artist

Tania Ferrier

Curators

  • André Lipscombe, City of Fremantle Art Collection Curator
  • Tania Ferrier

Curator Tours

Free Curator Tours are available by appointment throughout the exhibition season. Email [email protected] for bookings.

The City of Fremantle Art Collection

The City of Fremantle Art Collection is grounded in the story of Fremantle, where artists have always chosen to work and live. It is the largest municipal collection in WA. Over five decades the collection has grown to over 1,500 pieces including paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs and WA ceramics. The majority of the artworks both reflect and reveal Fremantle life – its people, relationships, work, culture, politics, social rituals, conflict and leisure time.

You can view a selection of works from the City of Fremantle Art Collection via the Collections WA portal. This new resource connects the public with stories of WA’s unique environment, history, culture, and identity via the cultural, creative and natural material held in collections all over the state.

 

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Pop Porn is supported by the Western Australian Government via the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries