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Carolee Schneemann is one of the most important artists of her generation, with a career spanning seven decades, and work in media as diverse as painting, sculpture, performance, film, and video. Known to many for her ground-breaking feminist performance and film works, such as Meat Joy, 1964, Fuses, 1967, Interior Scroll, 1967, Body Collage, 1967 and Up To And Including Her Limits, 1973-76, Schneemann still considers herself a 'painter', a reflection on her first accomplished works dating from the 1950s where she experimented with figurative abstraction, with works such as Three Figures after Pontormo, 1957, and Personae: JT and Three Kitch's, 1957. Her interest in painting has continued through to the present, both in terms of her approach to working and in its result, seen most recently in her exhibition, Flange 6rpm, at PPOW, New York, 2013. Her work in the politicised domain span her career including the anti-Vietnam performance Snows, 1967 to the 9/11 inspired Terminal Velocity, 2001 and Devour, 2003-04.An artist known for her experimental approach and political convictions, both as a pacificist and one of the most outspoken feminist artists of the 1950s to the present, Carolee Schneemann has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and publications throughout her career, with work in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, The Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Commune di Milano, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum and the Pompidou Centre, Paris, amongst many others.In addition to the most thorough visual overview of Schneemann's work to date Carolee Schneemann: Unforgivable comprises contributions from an exclusive group of writers familiar with the artist's work, including Melissa Ragona (Flange 6rpm), Kristine Stiles, Amelia Jones, Robert Morgan (Vet-Flakes and War Mop), Thomas McEvilley (Vesper’s PoolUp To And Including Her LimitsFuses
Number of Pages: 317
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: Carolee Schneemann
Street Date: March 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 247-10-1637
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