previews

Francesca Woodman, Self portrait (Talking to Vince), 1975-1978, gelatin silver print, 10 x 8".

San Francisco

Francesca Woodman

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
151 Third Street
November 5–February 20

Curated by Corey Keller

Thirty years after Francesca Woodman’s suicide at the age of twenty-two, her oeuvre is being comprehensively presented in its first American exhibition in twenty years. Woodman’s photographs—with their reframing of the relationship between the body and space, and their hybridization of photography and performance—have helped to redefine parameters of feminist art history as well as lead the medium of photography into an expanded field. This retrospective will free Woodman’s work from its habitual imprisonment in agenda-driven discourse by exposing it to a broader viewership, posing new interpretive possibilities. Comprising short video pieces, two artist’s books, and more than 170 photographs, many drawn from the Woodman family collection and some seen for the first time, the exhibition will be complemented by a catalogue with essays by curator Corey Keller, Julia Bryan-Wilson, and Jennifer Blessing. Travels to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Mar. 15–June 16, 2012.