Paulina Olowska: Naughty Nymphs in the Courtyard of the Favorites

Paulina Olowska
Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Autumn 2020

Investigating the sexual politics of space, Olowska critically engages with representations of the female body in this three-day performance event inspired by the particular aesthetic of the soft-core pornography magazine Viva and the museum’s American sculpture court.

Naughty Nymphs in the Courtyard of the Favorites is the fourth installment of Iterations, the Art Institute’s multiyear series of new performance commissions. 

Image: Paulina Olowska, Emmanuelle, 2020

Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist