Drasko Bogdanovic: Submission
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St., Toronto; May 14 to 27
It wouldn’t be CONTACT without one “dirty show.” Bogdanovic’s male nudes, however, only fit that dismissive description if you ignore his obvious steeping in the history of erotic photography and his subsequent discovery that nudes are never about sex; they are about power: the power to make you look or look away. Adding to this gaze-owning game, Bogdanovic has set the photos in a pitch-black room, and asks the viewers to see them via flashlights – thus making us, the viewers, the only ones who can decide what we see, or don’t. Sexy and smart.
Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 15th 2012 at 7pm