At RISD Auditorium, 6:15pm
Carolee Schneeman, Body Collage , 1967, performance on 16-millimeter film [source]
At RWU (CAS 157), 6:00pm
Press releases after the jump.
Gail Silver Memorial Lecture: Nick Cave
The chairman of the fashion department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cave regularly bridges costume and fine art in his work. An African-American, a gay man and a former Alvin Ailey dancer, he draws upon his own experiences while transforming the human figure through animal, ritual, and historical references that suggest warriors, Ku Klux Klanmen, or African ceremonial garb. The lecture is sponsored each fall by the family and friends of Gail Silver, who contributed to the life of the Museum as an active Museum member, docent and supporter of the institution.
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Celebrated Performance Artist Carolee Schneemann to Speak at RWU
In 1963, set in an environment of broken mirrors and motorized umbrellas, Carolee Schneemann covered her naked body with grease and plastic and posed with two garden snakes crawling across her torso, creating one of her most famous works: “Eye Body: 36 Transformative Actions.”
For Ms. Schneemann, “Eye Body” marked the beginning of an illustrious career as a performance artist known for evocative works in a variety of media. On Wednesday, Oct. 10, she will discuss her artistic endeavors at Roger Williams University as part of the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation’s fall lecture series.
The presentation, “Dreaming in Technologies—Materials and Methods in Recent Work,” will be held at 6 p.m. in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences building, Room 157, on the Bristol campus at One Old Ferry Road. The event is free and open to the public as space allows.
Throughout her career, Ms. Schneemann has worked with film, photography, painting and performance art to create works focused on the body, gender and sexuality. Other acclaimed works include 1964’s “Meat Joy” and her controversial film “Fuses.” She is also the author of several books, including 1976’s “Cezanne, She Was a Great Painter,” and has taught at institutions including New York University, California Institute of the Arts and Bard College.
For more information on the presentation, contact the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation at (401) 254-3605. Members of the media are also encouraged to attend; contact the Office of Public Affairs at (401) 254-3178.