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. This session will explore how, from the seemingly isolated space of the home or studio, artists including Ana Mendieta, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Adrian Piper have used photographic self portraiture to reflect on, perform and expand our understanding of the self.
Janine DeFeo is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney. Specializing in modern and contemporary art, DeFeo also teaches at Baruch College, CUNY.