The art of Francesca Woodman has often been seen through the lens of the powerful and distinctive agendas of the 1970s and '80s: feminist theory, Conceptual art, photography's relationship to both literature and performance, Postmodernism. It has also been seen as part of the moment in history when photography fully entered the sphere of contemporary art. SFMOMA's exhibition of Woodman's work — the most comprehensive to date — is a chance to reassess her work and recognize the intensity of her vision. A panel of art historians joins exhibition curator Corey Keller to discuss the impact and meaning of Woodman's photography today.
Francesca Woodman Now
Related Exhibition Francesca Woodman
Thursday, February 09, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Julia Bryan-Wilson, associate professor of art history, UC Berkeley
Corey Keller, associate curator of photography, SFMOMA
Amy Lyford, professor of art history and the visual arts, Occidental College
Peggy Phelan, Ann O'Day Maples Chair in the Arts and professor of drama and English, Stanford University
Image: Francesca Woodman, Untitled, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1980; collection SFMOMA, purchase through a gift of Kate and Wes Mitchell and the Accessions Committee Fund; © George and Betty Woodman