Framing Femininity

Image: Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen, Self-Reliance, Self-Governance, Self-Tolerance?, 2016, Inkjet on vinyl banner with grommets, 105 x 84 inches (266.7 x 213.36 cm), Unique + 1AP

Framing Femininity
A Conversation between Martha Wilson and Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen
Monday, March 6
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public

Artists Martha Wilson and Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen will offer inter-generational perspectives on feminism, performance, and the archive as they relate to their respective practices.

Though they come from two generations of women artists, Wilson and Von Habsburg-Lothringen have each developed an artistic practice that deals with notions of femininity and power structures. Both work in mediums such as photography, video and performance and incorporate elements of staging and role play, mixing humor and sexuality. On occasion of the release of Von Habsburg-Lothringen’s new artist’s book, Deadstock, they will examine the evolving roles of the archive and the possibility of the artist’s book’s expanded role in the “new image economy.”

This event is organized in conjunction with of the release of Von Habsburg-Lothringen’s new artist’s book, Deadstock, published by Maga Books.

This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with FRAMING in the subject line.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


March 6, 2017

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Martha Wilson

Martha Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, who over the past four decades created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity.  She has been described by New York Times critic Holland Cotter as one of “the half-dozen most important people for art in downtown Manhattan in the 1970s.”  In 1976 she founded Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of artist books, temporary installation, performance art, as well as online works.  She is represented by P.P.O.W Gallery in New York; and has received fellowships for performance art from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; Bessie and Obie awards for commitment to artists’ freedom of expression; a Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts; a Richard Massey Foundation-White Box Arts and Humanities Award; and in 2013 received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University.

Photograph: Christopher Milne.

Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen

Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen (b. 1989, Detroit, MI) holds an MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA in Social Science and History of Art from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her work addresses the American notion of aspiration, mortality, and persona. Her previous exhibitions include: Conditions, ltd los angles, Los Angeles (solo), Grey Goo Gardens, Arturo Bandini at Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Nuclear Family, 1.5 Rooms, Brooklyn, Figure as Form, LTD Gallery Hollywood Hills Home, Los Angeles, TRUNK SHOW 2, gallery1993, Los Angeles (solo), NADA New York, Boyfriends, Chicago (solo), Flat Foldability, Harmony Murphy Gallery, Los Angeles, Female Body Inspector, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, Meanwhile in Lonesome Valley, Loudhailer, Los Angeles, Detroit Independent Film Festival, and Royal Albert Hall. She is the recipient of the Toby Devin Lewis Award, Mercedes-Benz Emerging Artist Award Finalist, the Warren and Margot Coville Scholarship Recipient. She is the co-founded of EMBASSY and has curated projects at Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA), Detroit Design Festival, the Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead and Cranbrook Museum of Art.

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