Sex is an animal instinct; it is the default function, the lust. However, sexiness is about the ambience, it can be physical or spiritual, it can even be of the society and the age. Are Art and porn overlapped or divided? Who can define them? Yaji Huang (黃亞紀), who is familiar with Asian contemporary art, organized the group exhibition about sexiness. 11 artists from China, Japan and Taiwan are invited to present their different sexy ways. For instance, Kishin Shinoyama (篠山紀信), who has been criticized recently, photographed an AV idol, Kirara, on the street in Tokyo to depict the combination of present life and lust. Additionally, Nobuyoshi Araki (荒木經惟) and Yasuyuki Nishio (西尾康之) lead us to understand the relationship between sexiness and death.
Taiwanese sexiness is presented by new emerging artists, Wan-Yu Wang (王琬瑜) and Shih-Pin His (席時斌) and Mengfei Wang (王孟飛) and Liyong Liu (劉麗勇) show china’s sexy way. Moreover, the works of Satoshi Ohno (大野智史)and Maya Nukumizu (拔水摩耶) describe sexiness with manga’s form. Also, Peter Tscherkassky, who is one of the most famous experimental film producers, makes montage’s sexiness.
Yasumasa Yonehara (米原康正) is best know for the Cheki photographic portraits of young women. The images he produces of the young woman are made in multiple repetitions of the same seductive pose. The image selection is edited in such a way as to create a simple narrative of the shoot. The sequential nature of the image aims to capture movement that reveals the girls’ “personal side”.
Because of Confucianism, most people in Taiwan avoid to talk about sex. Therefore, AKI gallery is an attempt to create a little sexy voice in Taiwan, through beauty, porn, eroticism, sex, the age, violence and death by the exhibition of “It Must Be Your Sexy Way “.