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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Carolee Schneemann

Transformative Actions: The Films of Carolee Schneemann and VALIE EXPORT

November 7, 2018

Carolee Schneemann

Special Event: Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 pm / Detroit Film Theater, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Carolee Schneemann is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist who transformed the definition of art, especially the discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The history of her work is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, and the body of the artist in dynamic relationship with the social body. She was awarded the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale in 2017, and was celebrated with a retrospective at MoMA PS1 in New York that ran from October 2017 to March 2018. Her visual work is represented by PPOW Gallery and Galerie Lelong in New York, as well as at Hales Gallery in London.

For this special Speaker Series event, Schneemann will screen a selection of short films by herself and artist VALIE EXPORT, followed by a talk about the work.

Co-presented with the Media City Film Festival.

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.