A Peek Inside a Padded Room

Priscilla Monge: Room for Isolation & Restraint
Originally uploaded by annulla.

Yesterday the Brooklyn Museum opened the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The inaugrual exhibition, entitled Global Feminisms, includes this work, Priscilla Monge’s “Room for Isolation & Restraint (Cuarto de aislamiento y proteccion),” an “installation with sanitary napkins inside a wood-framed structure.”

To the right of the door is white bin overflowing with white disposable shoe covers and a sign saying “Please put on shoe covers before entering this room. Por favor, utilicen los cubre zapatos desechables para acceder a esta habitacion.”

Global Feminisms includes work by approximately eighty women artists and will be on display at the Sackler Center until July 1.

Brooklyn Museum: Global Feminisms
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Marco Canepa Gallery: Priscilla Monge

8 Responses to A Peek Inside a Padded Room

  1. STiRER says:

    Hi there,
    I’ve never been in NY but your blog make me desire to visit it!!!


  2. moi says:

    a padded room!!!! the peculiar smell of sanitary napkins will make me run away form a room like that!!! but the caption, room for isolation and restraint makes me think………guess, that’s what the idea was!!!


  3. photowannabe says:

    That seems like a very disconcerting exhibit. I guess that’s the reasoning behind it .


  4. abu ameerah says:

    i need to be put in a padded room..


  5. Cappy says:

    Can I send my ex-wife to one? Is this inapropriate given the exhibit?


  6. I’d love a padded room, think it would be cool to bounce off the walls! lol :o)


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