A sculpture that functioned as the site of an interactive performance. During gallery receptions, the desk was staffed by a young, white man who was not given any prior information about the artwork. Despite his intentional ignorance, the man sitting at the Mansplaining Help Desk eagerly over-explained and analyzed the work at length to any approaching gallery visitor. In each interaction, utter and varying nonsense was portrayed as authoritatively as possible, for as long as possible.

To learn more about the history of the term, mansplaining, read Lily Rothman's article A Cultural History of Mansplaining.

Mansplaining Help Desk, 2013