Carolee Schneemann, Flange 6rpm, 2011–13. 7 aluminum sculptures, motors, and video, installation view.

Carolee Schneemann

Queens, New York


Carolee Schneemann, speaking at the press conference for her touring retrospective, recalled the days when the art world labeled her unabashed use of her body to disrupt misogynist attitudes toward women as “lewd” and “narcissistic.” The long overdue recognition represented by “Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting” shifts the focus from her body to a body of work that goes beyond feminism to explore cultural taboos, human atrocities, and personal loss, ever reinvented through painting, sculpture, choreography, performance, installation art, film, and video. Schneemann describes herself as a painter, and “Kinetic Painting” signaled her unique interpretation of the genre. She regards painting as an “arena for action” in which the extension of the mind’s eye …see the entire review in the print version of May’s Sculpture magazine.