An Exhibit by The National and International Artists of A.I.R. Gallery
"A woman’s work is never done"
Curated by SUSANNE ALTMANN
January 5 – January 30, 2011
Gallery hours: Wed – Sun, 11 am – 6 pm
Opening reception: Thursday, January 6th, 6 pm – 8:30 pm
with Curatorial Talk at 5 pm.
The Reference from the curater's essay below:
"In the same vein, Katsura Okada composes her minimalist yet colourful wall structures in deliberate repetitions. Made of small rolls of rice paper, the works reveal Okada’s roots in Japanese visual culture and its contemplative qualities. Yet her rhythmic arrangements also evoke synaesthetic experiences and make us “feel the sound” of a piece with our eyes."
Susanne Altmann, curator
Susanne Altmann is an art historian, art critic and independent curator based in Dresden, Germany. She studied art history and philosophy in Dresden and at the New School for Social Research in New York City. She has curated two site-specific installations of Nancy Spero and Leon Golub in Dresden, and worked in the curatorial department at Dia Center for the Arts here in New York.
In 2004 she received the Reuters Research Fellowship at Oxford University for her research in Eastern European art. Ms. Altmann has written and lectured widely on visual arts in the post-communist countries as well as on feminist art in the US and abroad. Her recent shows include “The Drawing Biennal” at the Momentumhall Moss (Norway 2010), “East German artists’ books from the 1980s” (Neues Museum, Nuremberg 2010) and “Have I not amused you brilliantly? Female subversions in the art of the late GDR” (Dresden 2010, Kunsthalle Mannheim 2011).
Please join us for Susanne Altmann’s related lecture/film screening:
“Have I not amused you brilliantly? Female subversions in the art of the late GDR”
Friday, January 7, 2011, 7 p.m. admission is free
Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street (at Bowery)
New York, NY 10003