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High Tide: Deploying Fluids in Women’s Art Practice
March 10, 2011 @ 4:30 pm
This feminist art and theory lecture broadens the context for Joan Snyder’s work featured in the special exhibition Dancing with the Dark: Joan Snyder Prints 1963-2010. The term “fluidity” conveys complex meaning when applied to art, particularly the work by women artists. This lecture explores the liverating and strategic effects of fluidity in the practice of such artists as Louise Bourgeois, Shigeko Kubota, Ana Mendieta, and Lynda Benglis, as well as in the work by Laurie Anderson and Pipilotti Rist. Female bodily fluids have historicaly factored in feminist theory, notatly that of Luce Irigaray adn Helene Cixous.
Anna Chave is a Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory, 20th Century European and American Art at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York.
Co-sponsored by the Zimmerli Art Museum, the Rutgers Art History Department, and the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art (IWA).