Special Collections recently came across an exciting find in their archives.  From Special Collections Manager, Paige Johnston:”Unearthed from our archives…one of 300 masks that Mexican artist Maris Bustamante made in her own image for the 1982 performance Caliente-Caliente. She replaced the nose with a penis, added a sign to it that said “work instrument” and distributed the masks to the audience as a response “to Sigmund Freud’s theory that a woman who wanted to engage in professional endeavors suffered from penis envy.”
Bustamante was a founding member of both No-Grupo and Polvo de Gallina Negra, the first feminist art collective in Mexico.”

Special Collections recently came across an exciting find in their archives.  From Special Collections Manager, Paige Johnston:

Unearthed from our archives…one of 300 masks that Mexican artist Maris Bustamante made in her own image for the 1982 performance Caliente-Caliente. She replaced the nose with a penis, added a sign to it that said “work instrument” and distributed the masks to the audience as a response “to Sigmund Freud’s theory that a woman who wanted to engage in professional endeavors suffered from penis envy.”


Bustamante was a founding member of both No-Grupo and Polvo de Gallina Negra
the first feminist art collective in Mexico.”

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