Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Barbara DeGenevieve April 14, 2010

Barbara DeGenevieve: SELF EXAM - Exploitation, Objectification and Bad Behavior

Steven X and Barbara C, (18 min)
The Panhandler Project (approx. 20 min of 60) Desperado, (approx. 30 min of 68) La Petite Mort (6 min)

Barbara DeGenevieve's work has bothered people since she was in grad school. In her lecture she will address academic and social accusations of exploitation and objectification, her work's relationship to pornography, and her own ethical position in regard to all of these issues. DeGenevieve is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Barbara DeGenevieve is a project based artist who works with video, audio, photography, performance and writing. She has exhibited and screened her work internationally, published her writing, and received support through an Art Matters Fellowship, 3 Illinois Arts Council Grants, and 2 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Art Fellowships, the last of which was revoked by the National Council on the Arts because of the sexual content of her work.