Publisher description for Carolee Schneemann : unforgivable.


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Carolee Schneemann is one of the most important artists of the postwar period. Her work in a range_of media-painting, film, video, dance and performance, constructions and installations, the_written word, and assemblage-presents an unparalleled catalogue of radical aesthetic_experimentation._Meat Joy, 1964,_Fuses, 1964-66,_Up To and Including Her Limits, 1973-1976,_and_Interior Scroll, 1975, are now considered canonical projects, required entries in any_meaningful account of contemporary art, belying their once notoriety as feminist challenges of the_very concept of the art historical canon.

Throughout the last fifty years, Schneemann has participated in the most significant formulations_of the avant-garde, having made crucial contributions in Fluxus, happenings, expanded cinema, and_performance cultures, while complicating generic definitions that might cohere to her work._Schneemann has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and publications throughout her career,_and her work is in the collections of Tate Modern, Commune di Milano, Centre Georges Pompidou,_Muzeum Wspóczesne Wroclaw, Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern_Art.

Carolee Schneemann: Unforgivable is the most thorough visual overview of Schneemann’s work to_date. Organized by five interrelated categories-Interviews and Correspondence, Painting, Cinema,_Sites, and Technological Processes-this volume brings together previously published essays and_interviews by authorities on the artist’s work. The texts, many scarce or out of print, examine the_significance of Schneemann’s work in its historical context, and its vital urgency for our present.

Contributors: Ste;phane Aquin, Emily Caigan, R Bruce Elder, Ron Hanson, Juan Carlos Kase, Brett_Kashmere, Anette Kubitza, Erica Levin, Scott MacDonald, Thomas McEvilley, Ara Osterweil,_Melissa Ragona, Maura Reilly, Kristine Stiles and Kenneth White.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Schneemann, Carolee, -- 1939-
Performance art -- United States.
Art, American -- 20th century.