Anne Wagner, B.A. 1971, Professor Emerita of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley, delivers a virtual keynote address for the “Woman/Artist” conference hosted by Yale’s Department of the History of Art. From a commitment to feminist art history, Wagner explores the representation of violence as a subject, a strategy, for artists who are women, such as Ann Hamilton, M.F.A. 1985, Mona Hatoum, Lee Krasner, Cady Noland, and Kara Walker. She asks, How have artists figured the ever-present reality of verbal and physical threat? Offered in conjunction with the Yale University Art Gallery’s exhibition On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale and in recognition of the 50th anniversary of coeducation at Yale College and the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first women students to the University. The conference is cosponsored by the Gallery’s Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Whitney Humanities Center.
Closed captions will be available in English.
For more information about the “Woman/Artist” conference and how to register on Zoom, visit https://arthistory.yale.edu/event/womanartist-conference.