Carolee Schneemann
Carolee Schneemann


Exhi
bition from September 13 to November 9, 2019
Opening on Thursday September 12, 2019, from 6 to 9pm

During the opening, at 7.30pm, Émilie Bouvard, Art Historian, will give a lecture about the work of Carolee Schneemann:
Carolee Schneemann, collages of dream.
Carolee Schneemann worked consistently and singularly at the junction of several movements. She was a feminist before the movement was even organized, and was mindful of the way that the feminine body, just like her own body, experiences social issues. She also read Wilhelm Reich’s unorthodox psychoanalysis and, in London, spent time in anti-psychiatric circles. From the very beginning of the 1960s she was close to sound poetry groups and to the Living Theater and, in her own way, she absorbed the last waves of surrealism. This is how Carolee Schneemann sought to cling to the edges of the dreamworld. Collage juxtaposes and combines associations seen in dreams, or attempts to reproduce fantasy’s violence for the psyche. This aesthetic is then used by Schneemann for images of another, nightmarish kind of violence—the violence of contemporary conflicts.

Émilie Bouvard

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