Carrie Schneider Presents "Reading Women" at the Haggerty Museum of Art

Jan 21 2016 - May 22 2016


Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University
13th and Clybourn Street
Milwaukee, MI


Visual Arts

For her series Reading Women (2012 – 2014), Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Carrie Schneider photographed and filmed one hundred female friends and colleagues in their homes or studios reading texts authored by women. The Haggerty will present, for the first time in a single exhibition, all three forms of the project—a selection of large-scale film-based photographic portraits, a four-hour single-channel video installation, and an artist book comprised of photographs of each book held open by its reader. Explored via three distinct media platforms, Schneider’s deceptively simple premise invites viewers to “read” each woman as she consumes the words on a page, a socially and culturally inflected activity that introduces a host of complex questions about the history of female representation and self-representation, and spheres of intellectual influence among women.

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