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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm



Material Decisions: Women, Process, Form

Guest Art Lecture
Jenni Sorkin, Art Critic and Author

Jenni Sorkin writes on the intersection between gender, material culture and contemporary art. Her new book, Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community (University of Chicago Press), was published in July 2016. This project examines the confluence of gender, artistic labor and the history of post-war ceramics. She has published widely as an art critic, and her writing has appeared in the New Art Examiner Art Journal Art Monthly East of Borneo NU: The Nordic Art Review Frieze The Journal of Modern Craft Modern Painters and Third Text. In 2004, she received the Art Journal Award. She has written numerous in-depth catalog essays on feminist art and material culture topics. She has been an invited lecturer at museums including Bellevue Arts Museum, Wash.; Dia:Beacon, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; The Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and the Yale University Art Gallery. She has been a visiting critic at Cranbrook Academy of Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois - Chicago, University of Wisconsin - Madison and the Yale School of Art. She sits on the editorial board of Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture and was a member of the editorial board of Art Journal from 2010 to 2014. She is the recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (2014-15), the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (2012) and the Getty Research Institute (2010-11) and received the ACLS/Luce Fellowship in American Art (2008).


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