Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Next at the Neuberger.....

THE DECONSTRUCTIVE IMPULSE: WOMEN ARTISTS
RECONFIGURE THE SIGNS OF POWER, 1973-1991
JANUARY 15-APRIL 3, 2011
This survey of leading women artists examines the crucial feminist contribution to the development of deconstructivism in the 1970s and ’80s.
As the term suggests, deconstructivism involved taking apart and examining source material, generally borrowed from the mass media, to expose the ways commercial images reveal the mechanisms of power.
Women had a particularly high stake in this kind of examination and were disproportionately represented among artists who practiced it.

The exhibition includes 68 photographs, prints, paintings, videos, and installations by 22 artists and one artist’s collaborative.
The artists include:
Judith Barry
Dara Birnbaum
Barbara Bloom
Sarah Charlesworth
The Guerrilla Girls
Lynn Hershman
Susan Hiller
Jenny Holzer
Deborah Kass
Mary Kelly
Silvia Kolbowski
Barbara Kruger
Louise Lawler
Sherrie Levine
Adrian Piper
Martha Rosler
Cindy Sherman
Laurie Simmons
Lorna Simpson
Sturtevant
Carrie Mae Weems
Hannah Wilke

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The Deconstructive Impulse will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated, 176-page, hardcover book that surveys the work of the artists included and places them in cultural and historical context. Co-published by the Neuberger Museum of Art and DelMonico Books•Prestel, it featuresessays by the exhibition’s curators Helaine Posner and Nancy Princenthal followed by texts by art historians Tom McDonough, Griselda Pollock, and Kristine Stiles.

The exhibition is co-curated by Helaine Posner, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York and Nancy Princenthal, art critic and former Senior Editor at Art in America.

1 comment:

cervs ya right said...

I'm so excited for this exhibition. I'm a junior at Purchase, art history/arts management major with a minor in women's studies. To be able to see all of these great influential women's work on my campus for free is going to be a mind blowing experience.