Thursday, November 16 | 7 PM
In this year’s Lambert Family Lecture, influential art historian, author, and curator Douglas Crimp discusses nine artists—including Cindy Sherman—who explore femininity as a construct. While some are well known, and others less so, the artists have in common the photographic presentation of the female subject, and their work creates what Crimp calls “archives of femininity,” presenting femininity as a project, a task, something to be fabricated. A touchstone among them, Sherman also plays a role in Crimp’s recent memoir, Before Pictures (U of Chicago Press, 2016), a remarkable account of his time in New York from the late 1960s through the 1970s.
Learn more about the exhibition here.