On Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 PM, renowned artist Carolee Schneemann will give a perfomative lecture at Portland Community College’s Sylvania Performing Arts Center, 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon.
In Mysteries of the Iconographies, Schneemann will travel backward and forward in time through her five decades of artmaking to explore some of the themes and imagery that have informed her explorations of sensuality, the cultural mind-body divide and personal freedom in works as varied as film and video, drawing, painting, performance and photography.
Carolee Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist. Her video, film, painting, photography, performance art and installation works have been shown at such institutions as the Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art, at New York’s New Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. “Precarious,” Schneemann’s multichannel video installation was presented at the Tate Liverpool “Abandon Normal Devices” festival in September 2009. In 2010, the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz presented a major retrospective encompassing the full range of Schneemann’s visual work. A catalogue, Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises accompanied the exhibition.
This is Schneemann’s first visit to Portland. Her trip is sponsored by Portland Community College Art Department, The Associated Students of Portland Community College and the Women’s Resource Center.