Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan
 

Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

Janine Antoni

At Home in the Body

November 29, 2012

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Janine Antoni works in many mediums, including sculpture, photography, installation and video to capture the human condition with a physicality that speaks directly to the viewer’s body. Transforming everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into art, Antoni’s primary tool has always been her own body. She has chiseled cubes of lard and chocolate with her teeth, washed away the faces of soap busts made in her own likeness, and used the brainwave signals recorded while she dreamed at night as a pattern for weaving a blanket the following morning.  She has had major exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and S.I.T.E. Santa Fe. She has been awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award.

With support from Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Grand Rapids and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.


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