Back to All Events

Like a Girl Being Pretty, No. 031418

  • Providence Public Library 150 Empire Street Providence, RI, 02903 United States (map)

Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?

- Lorelei Lee (from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953)


Kenya (Robinson) presents a tactile lecture for the latest iteration of "Like a Girl Being Pretty", a series introduced by the artist in 2011.  At once an exploration of mainstream aesthetics, (Robinson) also offers a critical analysis of blondness, baldness, and beauty related to our collective hair politic, identification of gender, and normalization of whiteness.  Newly constructed artifacts will facilitate audience participation, along with archival images and digital collage.