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#ICYMI | Exhibition on feminist artist who broke nudity taboos at MoMA PS1
She transformed art and broke taboos related to body, gender, and sexuality, and now she’s in Queens.
The exhibition Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting is on display at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City until March 11.
Born in 1939, the American artist is probably best known for exploring the human body before it was acceptable. Not only did she embrace nudity, she injected her naked and free self into many of her works.
This is the first ever comprehensive retrospective on Schneemann’s six-decade body of work. Viewers can look at her early paintings from the 1950s and then check out their evolution into her 1960s assemblages which integrate objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction. There are also examples of Schneemann’s other phases, which include performance, film, and installation in the 1970s and multimedia in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.
In total, more than 300 pieces are on display. The main themes are feminist iconography, intimacy, and personal loss, but many pieces touch on political disasters, captivity, and the destruction of war. Some of the items have shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and London’s National Film Theatre.
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Images: MoMI PS1