French Lecture Series

11:30 AM  - 1:00 PM
Thursday Feb 9, 2012
Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building) 401

Anna Tahinci, professor from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design will present French Women Artists and the Permanent Collection: The “Elles” Exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou (2009-2011).  What happened when the Centre Georges Pompidou decided to store all artworks created by male artists in order to exhibit for the first time in the world the feminine side of its permanent collection? With a clear intension to show commitment to women artists and place them to their rightful place in modern and contemporary art, the exhibition “Elles (elles@centrepompidou) not only highlighted women artists, but also asked critical questions on gender and cultural identity, and addressed the challenges of making curatorial choices. Discussion will include the ideology and aims of the exhibition, its structure from a museum studies perspective and some of the controversy involved in the project. This lecture will be in English.

Contact: Theresa Klauer ext. 6437

This event is for: Students, Staff, Faculty and Public

Sponsored By: French and Francophone Studies

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