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Joan Semmel

Joan Semmel, White Hair, 2020

Joan Semmel is included in the group exhibition Hardcore at Sadie Coles HQ in London.

Sadie Cole HQ's press release follows: 

Opening in May 2023, Hardcore is a group exhibition including 18 artists’ whose works centre on the power dynamics of sex, the diverse nature of intimacy, and our reaction to it.  The era of cancel culture has produced a timidly lower volume for discussions around difficult and more nuanced examinations of sexuality, and the works in this show unapologetically test the parameters of the human experience, challenge social convention, and create space for psychological exploration.  These artists provoke reaction, thought and important discussion around essential human questions: Darja Bajagić, Monica Bonvicini, Miriam Cahn, Elaine Cameron-Weir, KING COBRA (documented as Doreen Lynette Garner), Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose, Maryam Hoseini, Tishan Hsu, Stanislava Kovalcikova, Bruce LaBruce, Tayeba Begum Lipi, Monica Majoli, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Carolee Schneemann, Joan Semmel, Cindy Sherman and Andra Ursuţa.

Hardcore is curated by Sadie Coles and John O’Doherty.