Exhibition Walkthrough with Art Historian Jenni Sorkin

  • Sat 25 June 2016
  • 2 pm

Please join us when art historian Jenni Sorkin presents a walkthrough of the exhibition, ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016,’ which she co-curated with Paul Schimmel. Sorkin is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at University of California, Santa Barbara CA, and writes on the intersection between gender, material culture, and contemporary art. Her book, ‘Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community’ (University of Chicago Press) will be published in April 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 Art Museum, Bellevue WA; Dia Beacon, Beacon NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia PA; Menil Collection, Houston TX; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami FL; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT. She has been a visiting critic at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL; University of Illinois, Chicago IL; University of Wisconsin, Madison WI, and the Yale School of Art, New Haven CT. 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 – 2014. She is the recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (2014 – 2015); the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design (2012) Asheville NC; the Getty Research Institute (2010 – 2011), Los Angeles CA, and the ACLS / Luce Fellowship in American Art (2008). Sorkin earned her PhD at Yale University, New Haven CT, her MA at The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
, Annandale-On-Hudson NY, and her BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL. This event is free, but reservation is required. Click here to reserve a place.