Martha Wilson at UMFA

Martha Wilson, Makeover, 1974. Courtesy of the artist.

On View August 30 – November 10, 2013

Friday, August 30
Exhibition Opening at Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Wednesday, September 18, 5pm
Artist Talk and Panel Discussion
Other panelists include: Sarah Hollenberg, visiting assistant professor of art history at the University of Utah; Rachel Middleman, assistant professor of art history at Utah State University; Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell, head of theatre studies at the University of Utah; and Elizabeth Clement, associate professor of history at the University of Utah.

Martha Wilson, curated by Peter Dykhuis, will open at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, in Salt Lake City on August 30, 2013. The exhibition explores current approaches toward feminism, identities, activism, and collaborative practice through Martha Wilson’s artworks and projects since the beginning of her career, forty years ago. Wilson worked closely with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts to deepen the exhibition in the local context, and create a new conversation engaging the local community. As the exhibition constantly evolves through each new venue, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts inserted Wilson’s own voice into the wall texts, changing the way the exhibition is narrated.

Fore more information on Martha Wilson at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, please visit the official museum website here.

August 30, 2013 - November 10, 2013

University of Utah
Marcia and John Price Museum Building
410 South Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT


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.

Peter Dykhuis

Peter Dykhuis is director/ curator of the Dalhousie Art Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to that he was director of the Anna Leonowens Gallery at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and a guest curator for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. His most recent exhibitions were Home / Land: Sylvia D. Hamilton and Wilma Needham, Place Markers: Mapping Locations and Probing Boundaries, Douglas Walker: Other Worlds and Giving Notice: Words on Walls.

Part of Martha Wilson

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