About the Lecture
Since the 1980s, Marilyn Minter has been at the forefront of the ongoing dialogue surrounding depictions of women in art and media with her raw, honest, and at times explicit paintings and photographs of women.
Among others, many of Marilyn’s works provide audiences with enormous amounts of visual pleasure, often using imagery derived from fashion, advertising, or pornography. Such subjects, however, as Marilyn points out, are usually considered shallow and debased, which at the same time constitute an indispensable engine of culture. By pushing the boundaries of these images of beauty and desire, Minter exposes the double standards that influence women’s identities and presents brazen alternatives to the depictions that we consume in our everyday culture.
In HOW Art Museum’s lecture entitled Politics of Pleasure: In Conversation with Marilyn Minter, the artist will introduce her recent paintings, photographs, and videos, as well as the ideologies which underline the theme of her work.
About the Speaker
Marilyn Minter (b. 1948, Shreveport, LA; lives and works in New York) received her BFA from University of Florida in 1970, and her MFA from Syracuse University, New York, in 1972. Solo exhibitions of her work have been organized at the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2016-2017); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, CA (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (2015); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2015); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (2011); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2010); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010); La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Ceutí/Murcia, Spain (2009); and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2005). Her work is in numerous international private and public collections, including the Perez Art Museum, Miami; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
About the moderator
Julie Chun is an independent art historian and lecturer based in Shanghai since 2011. She serves as the Art Convener of the Royal Asiatic Society China in Shanghai, where she delivers monthly lectures at museums and galleries to widen the public’s understanding of artistic objects, past and present. She lectures frequently for various foreign associations in Shanghai and is an adjunct professor of Art History for the Institute for Study Abroad at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. She is a regular contributor to Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and her art reviews have been published in ArtReview Asia, LEAP, Randian, Art Forum China and Shanghai Daily.