Art History from Home:
Me, Myself, and I

Thurs, July 2, 2020
12 pm

Online, via Zoom

This series of online talks by the Whitney’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows highlights works in the Museum's collection to illuminate critical topics in American art from 1900 to the present. During each thirty-minute session, participants are invited to comment and ask questions through a moderated chat.

The traditional genre of self-portraiture has grown exponentially in our selfie-driven age. In this session of Art History from Home, we will explore how artists including Laura Aguilar, Mary Kelly, and Ana Mendieta have used photographic self-portraiture to stage their own bodies in dynamic exchange with space and landscape as a way to reflect on, perform, and expand our understanding of the self.

Janine DeFeo is a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum and a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has taught at Baruch College and is currently a writing fellow at Hostos Community College. Her academic research theorizes and historicizes the material use of food in American performance art of the 1960s and 1970s.

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