• “Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting”

    Museum der Moderne Salzburg | Mönchsberg
    Mönchsberg 32
    November 21, 2015–February 28, 2016

    Curated by Sabine Breitwieser with Branden W. Joseph

    For sixty years, kineticism has fueled Carolee Schneemann’s vitally influential exploration of relationships between the body and technology. This will be one focus of the artist’s first comprehensive, scholarly retrospective, comprising a presentation of ephemera and some 350 works in painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, photography, film, video, and artist’s books. Thus situated, Schneemann’s 1975 second-wave milestone Interior Scroll may finally emerge as decidedly textualist in its feminism, its celluloid-like coiled script slowly unspooling from the artist’s vagina to suggest the body’s imbrication in technologies of representation. “Kinetic Painting” and its accompanying catalogue (with essays by Mignon Nixon, Ara Osterweil, Judith Rodenbeck, the curators, and the artist) promise to situate this long-underresearched artist at the center of pivotal moments since Abstract Expressionism, charting her engagements with everything from Happenings and Judson Dance Theater to antiwar polemics.