Artist Niki Johnson was donated a full semi of French condoms nearing expiration in the fall of 2013. Rather than seeing this shipment go to a landfill, Johnson and co-curator Kim Hindman, selected a group of twenty national artists to transform a shipment into Preservatif– an exhibition that focuses on the condom as a material to be re-imagined and reinterpreted. (Preservatif is the french word for condom, afterall!)
Artworks featured in this exhibition range from small to enormous scale, and are presented as sculpture, jewelry, photography, performance art, ceramics, mixed media artworks.
As Preservatif moves to each new location, local artists will be invited to join the exhibition. The show will continue to travel until all 21,000 lbs of condoms are gone.
Preservatif is run through donations only. For more information on how you can become involved in this groundbreaking event, please click on the link below.