Exhibition Cruising Pavilion, New York: Gay Sex, Architecture & Cruising Cultures

Cruising Pavilion © Achim Lammerts, 2014

Thu-Sun, 1:00-6:00pm

Ludlow 38

38 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002

Cruising Pavilion, New York is the second iteration of the curatorial project on gay sex, architecture and cruising cultures by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos, Rasmus Myrup, Octave Perrault and Charles Teyssou. This edition at Ludlow 38 intends to map the city through the architectural and urban specters of cruising cultures, both lost and potential.

Cruising Pavilion, New York looks at the city’s histories, stories, utopias, desires, and memories of cruising, as well as its relationship with gentrification and rampant urban development. As the historic landscape and model of cruising is changing or even dwindling, this exhibition proposes cruising not as a practice limited to men who have sex with men, but as an exemplary examination of space that harbors the potential to challenge normative logics of embodiment and identification.

Participating artists: Amy Cappellazzo, Shu Lea Cheang, Clit Club Archive/Julie Tolentino, Victoria Colmegna, Sarah Drake, DeSe Escobar, Maud Escudié, Robert Getso, Horace Gifford, Ann Krsul, John Lindell, Jürgen H. Mayer, Tan Hoang Nguyen, Kayode Ojo, Carlos Reyes, Alexis Roworth, Charles Terrell, Philipp Timischl, Bernard Tschumi, Madelon Vriesendorp, and Robert Yang.

Cruising Pavilion is a curatorial project on the architecture of gay sex and cruising culture. It was initiated in 2018 by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos, Rasmus Myrup, Octave Perrault, and Charles Teyssou. The first edition took place during the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Invited by Franziska Sophie Wildförster.