terça-feira, outubro 27, 2009

Nancy Spero

2009 - Nancy Spero, feminist painter, died on Sunday, October 18th, in Manhattan

"I have deliberately attempted to distance my art from the Western emphasis on the subjective portrayal of individuality by using a hand-printing and collage technique utilizing zinc plates as an artist's tool instead of a brush or palette knife. Figures derived from various cultures co-exist in simultaneous time... The figures themselves could become hieroglyphs--extensions of a text denoting rites of passage, birth to old age, motion and gesture...Woman as activator or protagonist dancing in procession, elegiac or celebrator a continuous presence, engaged directly or glimpsed peripherally; the eye, as a moving camera, scans the re-imaging of women.". Statement by Nancy Spero entitled "The Continuous Presence, 1998."

1926 - Born in Cleveland, Ohio
1971 - The End of the Art World," film by Alexis Krasilovsky. Panel: "Women's Lib and the Arts," Art 71, Art Students League, NYC.
1972 - Feminist Conference on the Arts: Cornell University
1973 - Videotape interview with Hermine Freed. "Women in Art," videotape by Art World
"The Art of Nancy Spero," film on Codex Artaud by Patsy and Joe Scala. For Feminist Conference on the Arts, Cornell University.
Co-editor, "Rip-off File," Ad-Hoc Committee of Women Artists, 1973.
1974 - Panel: "Current Aspects of the Feminist Movement in the Arts," Douglass College, New Jersey.
1975 - Panel: "Ende," "Women Artists Speak on Women Artists," College Art Association, Washington, DC.
Panel: "Women Artists Talk to Women Art Students," A.I.R. Gallery.
Moderator: "Gender in Art: An Ongoing Dialogue," A.I.R. Gallery.


1993 - Juror: 14th Annual Juried Exhibition for Women Artists, WARM, MCAD Gallery, St. Paul, MN.
1994 - Panel: "Violence and Women: Artists Speak on the Visual Language of Survival", organized by Nancy Spero, Threadwaxing Space, NYC, November 8, 1994.
Panel: "Louise Bourgeois: a symposium and panel discussion", The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, May 7.
Panel: "Artistic Coupling", Nancy Spero and Leon Golub, discussants, College Art Association, NYC, Feb. 18.
1996 - Artist's Lecture: "Women as Protagonists", College of Creative Arts, West Virginia University, Morgantown, March 6.

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