Carolee Schneemann


┘My work became a bridge that had to be crossed by young feminists working with their bodies. ┌

Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist. Transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The history of her work is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, the body of the artist in dynamic relationship with the social body.

Pioneering American artist, feminist, and filmmaker Carolee Schneemann, is known for her multidisciplinary practice: painting, photography, performance art and installation work. Awarded the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale in 2017.

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NOWNESS presents her last recorded interview, this intimate profile by director Clara Cullen made earlier this year, as part of our Raw Materials series and commissioned for International Women's Day, which shows the true art legend discussing her process and the inspiration behind her work.

Fuses by Carolee Schneemann