Friday, April 14, 2017

Carolee Schneemann | Cezanne, She was a Great Painter

Carolee Schneemann
Cezanne, She was a Great Painter
Toronto, Canada: Kunstverein Toronto, 2014
54 pp., 21.5 x 28 cm., softcover
Edition of 250

Published to coincide with the G Gallery exhibition Dear Carolee: Carolee Schneemann in Letters,  Cezanne, She was a Great Painter compiles Schneemann’s writings, including letters sent snd unsent,  notebook fragments, manifesto-like statements, and performance scripts.  Originally published in 1974 (and reprinted again in '75 and '76) the book includes the text for Interior Scroll (below), which remains the artist's best known work.

Available from Art Metropole, here, for $20.00.

It was announced yesterday that Schneemann will receive the Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, in recognition of her lifetime achievement. “She is one of the most important figures in the development of performance and body art,” curator Christine Macel said in a statement. “Schneeman situates women as both the creator and an active part of the creation itself. In opposition to traditional representation of women merely as nude object, she has used the naked body as a primal, archaic force which could unify energies. Her style is direct, sexual, liberating, and autobiographical.”

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