Monday, September 14, 2009

Attack of the Artfully Displayed 50 Foot Women

The International Center of Graphic Arts (MGLC), in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana plays host to the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts during September and October. The MGLC describes the event this way:

The 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts is a multifaceted event with a long tradition; it consists of a number of exhibitions as well as other happenings. Once again, the Biennial’s central exhibition, The Matrix: An Unstable Reality, on view for two months in Ljubljana galleries, will focus on contemporary graphic art in the broadest sense of the term. 
At the invitation of the International Centre of Graphic Arts, which proposed the theme of the main show, this idea was further developed and shaped by Galerija Alkatraz, Galerija Ganes Pratt, Galerija Jakopič, Galerija Kapsula, and Galerija Škuc, which are also serving as venues for the Biennial. Alongside the central exhibition, the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts includes as well the Artist’s Book Salon, the traditional exhibition for the winner of the Grand Prize from the previous Biennial, and a number of accompanying exhibitions. 
So how do you advertise such an august and prestigious event? Well, obviously, you use graphic art in the "broad" - est sense of the term, by which I mean you use pictures of boobs. Giant boobs. Billboard sized pictures of boobs.

 It's art, like the Venus de Milo, right?

If you want to see the full sized - NSFW (Not Safe For Work) - pictures of men trying to not look at the billboard you'll have to click through on the links below.

This woodcut image here is the way the MGLC advertises the exhibit online. Which picture do you think attracts more attention?

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