Francesca Woodman / Polka Dots, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976. Courtesy George and Betty Woodman
The Guggenheim Museum is exhibiting a retrospective of the work of photographer Francesca Woodman through June 13th — don’t miss out on this show. Read more about Woodman on LightBox here.
Francesca Woodman is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s brief but extraordinary career to be seen in North America. More than thirty years after her death, the moment is ripe for a historical reconsideration of her work and its reception. Woodman’s oeuvre represents a remarkably rich and singular exploration of the human body in space and of the genre of self-portraiture in particular. Her interest in female subjectivity, seriality, Conceptualist practice, and photography’s relationship to both literature and performance are also hallmarks of the heady moment in American photography during which she came of age. This retrospective offers an occasion to examine more closely the maturation and expression of a highly subjective and coherent artistic vision. It also presents an important and timely opportunity to reassess the critical developments that took place in the 1970s in American photography and video.
Read more here.
Saw this exhibit a few weeks ago when my Mom came to visit. Absolutely beautiful photographs and a heartbreakingly short career. Go see it.