Andreas Slominski's Sperm Exhibition in New York

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Anyone care to see a panther's semen on a pair of sandals? Andreas Slominski's Sperm comprises the semen of humans and animals splashed on the walls and floors of Metro Pictures gallery in New York. The theme of the exhibition is that of touch, specifically the moment sperm fuses with the ovum and fertilization occurs. As the foundation of existence, Slominski identifies touch as one of the most important forces in our world. “Sperm” represents both a shift in focus and continuation of Slominski’s engagement with this notion of the instant of contact, which has been a key element in the traps that have been a signature aspect of his work for more than 25 years. The elaborate and often hidden processes that go into Slominski’s exhibitions and works have long been the poetic and brutal crux of his practice. Sperm is on view until October 27, 2012 at Metro Pictures Gallery, 519 West 24th Street