Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann (1939–2019) was one of the most influential artists of the second part of the twentieth century. Her pioneering work in a range of media—painting, film, video, dance and performance, installations, and the written word—is characterized by radical formal experimentation and critical investigations of subjectivity, the erotic and taboo, and the social construction of the female body. Schneemann was the subject of numerous exhibition and publications throughout her six-decade career, including the retrospective Kinetic Painting, presented at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg in 2015–2016 and the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2017–2018. Her work has been shown at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. Film and video retrospectives have been held at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Film Theatre, London; and Whitney Museum, New York, among others. Recent publications include the monograph Unforgivable (Black Dog, 2015) and a book of her early writings, Uncollected Texts (Primary Information, 2018)

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