Nancy Princenthal

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 4pm

Grace Street Theater

Andrea Zittel’s interests range from simple things like clothing design to more complicated ones like social engineering; at her High Desert Test Site, in Southern California, she stages a variety of challenges to conventional domesticity, and to its relationship with art. Working in a tradition that includes Tobias Putrih, Jorge Pardo, Scott Burton and the Bauhaus beyond, Zittel has explored ideas that also impel the work of younger artists: Kate Gilmore and Klara Liden, among others. One question this lecture will consider is whether women have a particular stake in this tradition.

Nancy Princenthal is a New York-based critic and former Senior Editor of Art in America, for which she continues to write regularly; other publications to which she has contributed include Artforum, Parkett, the Village Voice, and the New York Times. Her monograph on Hannah Wilke was published by Prestel in 2010; she has also written essays for monographs on Michelle Stuart, Shirin Neshat, Doris Salcedo, Robert Mangold and Alfredo Jaar, among others. She is a co-author of two recent books on leading women artists, including The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium (Prestel, fall 2013). At present Princenthal is writing a book about Agnes Martin. Having taught at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; Princeton University; Yale University, RISD, Montclair State University and elsewhere, she is currently on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts.

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