Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain, Brussels
Shunga, the Japanese Erotic Prints
Lecture-performance by Ana Prvački
1 February 2017, at 7 pm
In the framework of Embassy of Uncertain Shores, Ana Prvački will hold a lecture-performance on Shunga. The word Shunga means erotic art in Japanese and refers to graphic images of sexual activity. The intentions of Shunga are: stimulation, consolation, seduction, education, veneration and amusement. Their influence is profound and inspiring.In Shunga, the head and genitals are always the same size, the genitals being as large as the head. The idea behind this is that there should be an equanimity and balance between the intellectual and spiritual pursuits and the pleasures and joys of the body.
About Ana Prvački
Ana Prvacki is an avid Shunga collector. In her videos, services, concoctions and drawings Ana Prvački uses a gently pedagogical and comedic approach in an attempt to reconcile etiquette and erotics. She aims for a conceptual practice with a low carbon footprint.