Eleanor Heartney

Eleanor Heartney is Contributing Editor to Artpress, Editor at Large for the Brooklyn Rail and former Contributing Editor to Art in America and has written for Artnews, Artnet, Art and Auction, the Washington Post and The New York Times. Heartney was the 1992 recipient of the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award and was honored in 2008 by the French government as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.  Her books include Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads,Postmodernism, Postmodern Heretics, Doomsday Dreams, and Art and Today. Heartney is past President of AICA-USA, the American section of the International Art Critics Association.

Eleanor's Upcoming Workshops

    Jun 26, 2024
    10:00AM - 12:00PM

    Critical Dialog: Mothers of Invention: The Feminist Roots of Contemporary Art

    Ann Hamilton, Eleanor Heartney , Helaine Posner, Nancy Princenthal, Sue Scott

    Tuition $0

    Book signing  |  Free and open to the public | Registration required Join us in this exciting conversation between writers and curators Eleanor Heartney, Helaine Posner, Nancy Princenthal and Sue Scott, who will be discussing their book, Mothers of Invention: The Feminist Roots of Contemporary Art. Contributing to the dialogue is multimedia installation artist Ann Hamilton, one of the book’s subjects. Mothers of Invention is the third in a series of books about women artists created by these four acclaimed writers during their twenty-year collaboration. This new volume articulates the links that bind feminist ideas to the evolution of contemporary art. Digging deep into four crucial practices, the authors illuminate how the feminist revolution sparked an artistic revolution as well. They demonstrate how feminist ideas like mutualism, impurity, corporality and return to the handmade laid the groundwork for current conceptions of performance, craft, abstraction, and ecofeminism.  This vital conversation delves into the perspectives of pioneering women artists who shook up a rigid art establishment and planted the seeds for today’s vibrant art world.   Click Here to Register 

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