Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting opens at MOMA

Posted by Dorothy Lander

Excerpted from Joyce Beckenstein’s interview with Carolee Schneemann in Hyperallergenic.   

This interview is a striking exemplar of the role of the female body in speaking truth to power.

Schneemann spoke with Joyce Beckenstein about her early struggles for recognition, the sensuous connections between the beautiful and the grotesque, and her enduring kinship with cats.

Carolee Schneemann received the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion Award. She is also the subject of a major retrospective, Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting, which will travel from the Museum der Moderne Salzburg to open at MoMA PS1 on October 22 — a level of recognition for which she has waited five decades.

A suspension from Bard College for painting herself nude (despite permission to pose nude for male students) seeded her sense of female empowerment. She went on to use her body as a medium to spring the female form from its frame, and to pursue explicit expressions of female sexuality. If her physical body was central to her project, it also often eclipsed her larger body of work.

Carolee Schneemann flesh art

~ by artpoped on October 23, 2017.

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