Published in conjunction with Hannah Wilke’s first major US survey in over a decade, Hannah Wilke: Art for Life’s Sake brings together new perspectives on the work of this groundbreaking artist. Celebrate the forthcoming launch of the publication by joining us for a conversation on Wilke’s wide-ranging feminist practice with exhibition curator Tamara H. Schenkenberg and catalogue contributors Glenn Adamson, Connie Butler, Nadia Myre, and Jeanine Oleson. Pre-order the publication here.
Glenn Adamson is a curator and writer who works at the intersection of craft, design history, and contemporary art. Currently senior scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, he has previously been director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York; head of research at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; and curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. His book, Craft: An American History, has just been published by Bloomsbury.
Connie Butler is chief curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where she has overseen the exhibition program since 2013. Butler was previously the Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she co-curated exhibitions including On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century; Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions; and Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988, the artist’s first retrospective in the United States. From 1996 to 2006 she was curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where she organized WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution. She is the 2020 recipient of the Bard College Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence.
Nadia Myre is an artist whose interdisciplinary practice speaks to identity, resilience, and the politics of belonging. She is a distinguished recipient of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec, Banff Centre’s Walter Phillips Gallery Indigenous Commission Award, Sobey Art Award, and the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship. Her works are on permanent exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, and Canada’s embassies in Paris, London, and Athens. A member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, Myre holds a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts Practice at Concordia University.
Jeanine Oleson is an artist who makes interrelated and humorous objects, images, videos, and performances. Her work was recently exhibited at the Cubitt Gallery in London, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Commonwealth and Council in Los Angeles, SculptureCenter in New York, the Coreana Museum of Art in Seoul, Atlanta Contemporary, and the New Museum in New York. A book on her work, Conduct Matters, was published by Dancing Foxes Press in 2020. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at Rutgers University.