Prince from Minneapolis

Recommended

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Seattle Center
April 6, 2019–Jan 4, 2020

$26/$28

Nancy Bundt/Courtesy of MoPOP
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Recommended by Charles Mudede

Prince’s “If I Was Your Girlfriend” did to my erotic imagination what the flower revolution did to the earth millions of years ago—transformed a monochromatic vision of sexuality into one blooming with color. Listening to the song for the first time in 1986, I realized that sex was more (if not all) about play, rather than function, mission, or purpose. Many years later in college, I learned that this form of play was not specific to humans, but was the state of things in nature—most developed animals are not blind and efficient fuckers, but conscious wasters and abusers of sex. Fucking is mostly waste, wonderful waste. And lovers are only fully such when they are playful, when the borders between them are destabilized, when the sex is purely the energy of sex—a glowing substance that’s there to be exploited and explored. Prince will never die, especially with exhibits like the one that’s opening at MoPOP that uses nearly 50 artifacts (instruments, photographs, artworks, clothes) to delve into what made the late soul-pop artist a superstar.

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Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

325 Fifth Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
206-770-2700
Hours: daily
http://www.mopop.org

Venue Hours
  • daily
Event Times
  • April 6, 2019–Jan 4, 2020