The Department of Sexual Revolutions Studies: workshop - Workshop Cuck

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The Department of Sexual Revolutions Studies: workshop Workshop Cuck

workshop about the revolution of sexuality

Week two - Cuck

The term Cuck, derived from Cuckold, has gained increased online popularity in recent years, both as a pornography search term, and as an alt-right insult used against those that hold socialist, feminist, anti-racist, and pro-LGBT sentiments. But cuckolding has a deep and diverse history in religion, literature, and popular culture that predates contemporary fascism. What can we learn from this sexual practice that might help us in confronting the global rise of the right today?

The Department of Sexual Revolutions Studies

The Department of Sexual Revolutions Studies is a collaboration between the Van Abbemuseum and the Design Academy Eindhoven, lead by Eimear Walshe as part of the Deviant Practice Research Programme. The department is a new learning platform invested in critical enquiry on the subject of sexual revolution in art, design and visual culture. The public are invited to join the five weekly sessions at the Van Abbemuseum.
Combining the interests and methodologies of queer theory and gender studies, it also seeks to emphasise the legacy of sexual revolution outside of Europe and America. Rather than a focus solely on the liberalisation of attitudes around sexual practices, it will look at examples of antagonism, transgression, inversion and repression as moments which reveal power and inequality. The department has a particular interest in strategies which wield sexuality as a force for social change, from ‘sex strikes’ to ‘kiss-ins’, whether through the power of its visibility, or the threat of its absence. In each session we will ask: how can contemporary sexual practices help us to better understand the relationship between sexuality and society today, including issues such as politics, housing, and technology?

Every Friday in November at 14.00 pm, the talks will take place in a different space in the Van Abbemuseum. On arrival you can enquire at reception for directions to each session. 
Spaces are free but please reserve through the booking forms.