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Carolee Schneemann: Body Politics Exhibition Tour with Flora Dunster

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Join scholar Flora Dunster for a special tour of Carolee Schneemann: Body Politics, focusing on some of the exhibition’s highlights.

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. With over 200 objects and rarely seen archival material, this exhibition positions Schneemann as one of the most relevant, provocative and inspiring artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Dr. Flora Dunster is an art and social historian. Her research focuses on queer and feminist British art during the 1980s and 1990s, and a book on the work of Tessa Boffin and Del LaGrace Volcano is forthcoming. She lectures at Central Saint Martins on the BA Fine Art and the MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies. With Theo Gordon she is author of Photography: A Queer History (Octopus/Hachette 2023). Recent publications can be found in Third Text and the volume Resist, Organize, Build: Feminist and Queer Activism in Britain and the United States During the Long 1980s.

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