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Carolee Schneemann Virtual Book Release

August 13 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Carolee Schneemann Virtual Book Release
Date: August 13th, 2020
Time: 4PM EST
$15 suggested donation (donations will be split between WSW and the Carolee Schneemann Foundation)

Join Erin Zona, Artistic Director of Women’s Studio Workshop, in conversation with Rachel Churner, Director of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation and Kenneth White, Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Cinema Department at the State University of New York at Binghamton. This event will center Carolee’s beloved eighteenth century farmhouse in New Paltz, NY with a focus on WSW’s recent reprinting of Carolee’s artist’s book Parts of a Body House Book, originally published by Beau Geste Press in 1972. This is a virtual book release and will include a discussion of Carolee’s personal archives as they relate to the book, as well as a mini-tour on the grounds of Carolee’s home.

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).

The Carolee Schneemann Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of Carolee Schneemann (1939-2019). Established by the artist in 2013, the Foundation advances the understanding of Schneemann’s work through scholarship, exhibitions, and publications. Over the next few years, the Foundation will establish a residency program at Schneemann’s home in upstate New York in order to support artists whose work shares Schneemann’s commitment to new methods of aesthetic experimentation.

Rachel Churner is the director of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation. Churner is also an art critic and editor, whose writings have appeared in Artforum and October magazine, among other publications. She was a recipient of the 2018 Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and was the editor of Hans Haacke (MIT Press, 2015), Jordan Kantor: Selected Exhibitions 2006–2016 (no place press, 2017) and two volumes of writings by film historian Annette Michelson (MIT Press, 2017 and 2020), as well as exhibition catalogues on Jaime Davidovich, Charlotte Posenenske and James Ensor, among others. She owned and operated Churner and Churner, a contemporary art gallery in New York, from 2011–2014 and cofounded no place press in 2017. Churner holds degrees in Art History from Stanford University and Columbia University and currently teaches in the Department of Visual Studies at the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School.

Kenneth White is Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Cinema Department at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is editor of the books Carolee Schneemann: Unforgivable (Black Dog, 2015) and, with Annette Michelson, Michael Snow: October File (MIT Press, 2019). He is an editor of Millennium Film Journal, the bi-annual periodical of moving image art criticism, history, and theory, published by the Millennium Film Workshop in New York. He is currently Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Film-Makers’ Cooperative. White is completing a history of American media art of the late Vietnam War era entitled Hyperventilation Syndrome: Media Cultures, Control Societies—ca. 1970.

Erin Zona is Artistic Director at Women’s Studio Workshop. Erin is an artist with a special interest in research-based projects that utilize archives and special collections. You can view an archive of Erin’s work and collaborative projects on her website erinzona.com. She received her M.F.A. from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and a BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute in 2002.

Artist

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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Date:
August 13
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Venue

Women’s Studio Workshop
722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
Phone:
(845) 658-9133
Website:
wsworkshop.org