Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Last Call: Francesca Woodman at the Guggenheim, closing June 13

Francesca Woodman, Guggenheim Museum
March 16-June 13, 2012

Francesca Woodman, Polka Dots, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976
Francesca Woodman, Polka Dots
Providence, Rhode Island, 1976. 
Gelatin silver print, 13.3 x 13.3 cm. 
© George and Betty Woodman,
 courtesy George and Betty Woodman

One of this season's most important exhibitions is about to close: the first survey of Francesca Woodman photographs in New York since the first traveling retrospective in 1986-88, presented at Hunter College in NY, Wellesley in Massachusetts, University of California at Irvine and Krannet Art Museum in Champaign, Illinois.  
Arrestingly beautiful and extraordinarily poignant, her work reaches deep into our hearts and haunts us for hours - maybe days - after leaving the show.  Francesca Woodman was born on April 3, 1978 and took her life on January 19, 1981.   

I am writing a review for Women Arts Journal Quarterly's fall issue and will share this on my blog after it is published.

In the meantime, please view these videos and comment on our blog or on the New York Arts Exchange FB page

I look forward to reading your candid thoughts and interpretations.  Recollections are especially welcome.


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