Galerie Lelong and PPOW Announce Joint Carolee Schneemann Show

Carolee Schneemann, "Fresh Blood," 1981-86. Photo: James Brown. Copyright Carolee Schneemann. Courtesy PPOW and Galerie LeLong.

Carolee Schneemann, “Fresh Blood,” 1981-86. Photo: James Brown. Copyright Carolee Schneemann. Courtesy PPOW and Galerie LeLong.

Yesterday, Galerie Lelong and PPOW announced a major joint exhibition of works by Carolee Schneemann, their first since taking on dual representation of the artist in 2015.

The two complementary parts of exhibition are both set to open October 21. The first, titled “Further Evidence — Exhibit A” will take place at PPOW gallery, while the second, “Further Evidence — Exhibit B,” will be at Galerie Lelong. As a whole, the show will focus on Schneemann’s conceptual work from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, which hasn’t garnered the critical attention her more performative works from the 60s and 70s have.

The works collected in “Further Evidence” will focus on Schneemann’s investigation into the physical and metaphorical representations of bodies in captivity, female sexuality, and mortality.

Carolee Schneemann with "Venus Vectors," 1985. Photo: Victoria Vesna. Copyright Carolee Schneemann. Courtesy PPOW and Galerie LeLong.

Carolee Schneemann with “Venus Vectors,” 1985. Photo: Victoria Vesna.
Copyright Carolee Schneemann. Courtesy PPOW and Galerie LeLong.

In addition to her drawings, collages, and sculptural works, the exhibition will feature several of her not-often-seen large-scale installations, including “Fresh Blood – A Dream Morphology” (1981-87) and “Known/Unknown: Plague Column” from (1995-96). It will also feature several of the artists films, including “Viet-Flakes” (1965), “Snows” (1967), and “Souvenir of Lebanon” (1983), as well as two newer a multi–channel video installations, “Devour” (2003), and Precarious (commissioned by the Tate Liverpool in 2009).

 

— Taylor Dafoe (@tddafoe)