Helaine Posner

Helaine Posner is Chief Curator Emerita of the Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY, Purchase College, Purchase, NY. She is the author of monographs on the artists Kiki Smith, Louise Fishman, and, most recently, Donna Dennis: A Poet in Three Dimensions, and co-author of After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art, The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium, and Mothers of Invention: The Feminist Roots of Contemporary Art. She was Curator of the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, and United States Co-commissioner for the 48th Venice Biennale.

Helaine'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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