Kathy Acker: Who Wants to Be Human All the Time
Work by Kathy Acker, Ser Brandon-Castro Serpas, Celia Hempton, I.U.D., Beatrice Marchi, Bjarne Melgaard, Alan Sondheim, Diamond Stingily, Women’s History Museum.
In 1974, 26-year-old Kathy Acker met the conceptual artist Alan Sondheim, and suggested a collaboration that would allow them to get to the bottom of their sexual attraction by exchanging “as much information about ourselves as possible.” The result is Blue Tape, an hour-long, highly charged and confrontational truth-and-sex tape. It is remarkable for its braveness, as well as the insight it gives into a young Acker, about to find her voice on sexuality, intimacy, family, and power relations–all themes that consistently recur throughout her oeuvre. For this group exhibition, Blue Tape will be shown next to works by contemporary artists in dialog with Acker.
- March 8 - April 8
- Opening March 8 6-8pm
- Wednesday–Sunday 12–6pm
Closed April 1