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REVIEWS

NEW YORK

M.Y. Art Prospects

Mayumi Lake

Poo-Chi

by REIKO TOMII

MAYUMI LAKE, • Poo-Chi (Ozashiki Porn), 1999/2004.• C-print.• 24" x 20”.• Courtesy M.Y. Art Prospects, New York.

From the late 19th century to the present, some art works have existed expressly to shock. If an artist can present sexual acts as conceptual performance, there is little left to shock us anymore. At least it would seem so.

Mayumi Lake's photographic series, "Poo-Chi" (1999-2004), teaches us that imagined sex can be far more shocking and lewd than the real thing. More precisely, the…

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