OPENING-DAY TALK WITH LINDA NOCHLIN
A RAGE TO PAINT: JOAN MITCHELL AND THE ISSUE OF "FEMININITY"
NOVEMBER 14, 1999,
$6 ($3 WALKER MEMBERS AND STUDENTS)
MEMBERS PAY HALF PRICE!
Though Linda Nochlin firmly rejects the idea that artists represent their moods and feelings directly on the canvas, she nonetheless believes "that critics and historians have been reluctant to deal with the position of rage in the artistic enterprise in a suitably complex manner." Nochlin attempts to remedy this with her opening-day talk for the exhibition The Nature of Abstraction: Joan Mitchell Paintings, Drawings, and Prints by addressing Mitchell's work in a context where gender, anger, and creativity intersect.
Nochlin is Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at the New York University Institute of Fine Arts. She has written and lectured extensively on the art of the 19th and 20th centuries. She is the author of Representing Women (Thames and Hudson, 1999) and is currently at work on a new book, Bathtime, about bathing and representation.
THIS TALK IS PART OF THE WALKER'S MACK LECTURE SERIES, MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM AARON AND CAROL MACK.