Possessing a strong undercurrent of misogyny and sexism, Sit‘s Haiiro Trash series is off-putting, but nothing short of sheer genius. Essentially, it forces us to reflect on our agenda as a society. When it concerns the female form, we are constantly promoting notions of perfection, and flawlessness. We have branded women with an expiration date, making them useful for only a given period time.
Yet another installation in the Haiiro collection, Haiiro Trash would look to be a tasteless display of hot legs, but it is actually a stark example of social commentary. Sit is confronting us with the brunt of our own bias actions. Consisting of three sculptures, Haiiro Trash is vaguely reminiscent of a 1967 issue of Esquire titled, The New American Woman: Through At 21.
Written by Akeem K. Duncan.↓
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.