Exhibition

Kristina Wong’s Vagina

February 5 – March 15, 2024

Would you like to see the vagina of a real life Pulitzer Prize finalist? Well, you are in luck, because the bits of Kristina Wong (finalist in Drama, 2022) are on display at UArts for a limited time! You don’t even have to buy her dinner or sit through one of her evening-length solo shows. She’s just giving us a peek—curtains-free! Sure, it’s a handsewn costume version of her vagina, which she performed standing up and gave keynote speeches in for years … but! It’s flappy! It was sewn long before the cheap (mostly white lady) vagina costumes were available on Amazon! And the terrible jokes she told while wearing them somehow became more arthouse!

Is it an accurate rendering? Likely not. In truth, she’s spent more time looking at other people’s vaginas than her own. But this anthropomorphic replica of the body part that scares her the most opens up conversations about queerness, trauma, and all those things that Wong says her “pesky Chinese American upbringing repressed.”

“Kristina Wong’s Vagina”
February 5 – March 15, 2024
Gallery Visit: February 26, 1pm
University of the Arts, Anderson Hall, Gallery 8, 8th floor
333 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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