Public Programs

Mary Kelly’s Concentric Pedagogy

May 15, 2024

This program celebrates the publication of Mary Kelly’s Concentric Pedagogy: Selected Writings with a conversation between Mary Kelly and editor Juli Carson, moderated by Carrie Lambert-Beatty. As an artist and a theorist, Kelly is known for her foundational contributions to feminist and conceptual art; she is also renowned for her innovative pedagogical method, which has influenced countless artists, writers, and teachers. This discussion considers the importance of Kelly’s “concentric” method of critique that foregrounds the artwork rather than the artist, how a “feminist problematic” underscores the method’s use towards the establishment of an artist’s project, and how an art project goes on to be read (and debated) within an intergenerational and interdisciplinary field of reception.