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Carolee Schneemann Body Politics

black and white photo of Carolee Schneemann performing Water Light / Water Needle

A British Sign Language tour of the exhibition Carolee Schneemann: Body Politics led by John Wilson, exclusively for D/deaf and hard of hearing visitors, highlighting key artworks, using BSL. 

Schneemann was a radical artist who remains a feminist icon and point of reference for numerous contemporary artists to this day. Addressing urgent topics from sexual expression and the objectification of women to human suffering and the violence of war, her work is concerned with the precarious lived experience of humans and animals.

The exhibition will feature the artist’s early paintings; her experimental sculptural assemblages and kinetic works; her pioneering performance work in which she used her own body as a medium; her ground-breaking group performances; as well as her lyrical films and immersive multi-media installations. This exhibition positions Schneemann as one of the most relevant, provocative and inspiring artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

This tour will not be interpreted for non-BSL users.

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