Throughout her career, Hannah Wilke took an experimental approach to materials. She began working with video while it was just emerging as a medium for artmaking. For Wilke, video offered new ways to explore visual form, and it was also ideal for expressing her feminist viewpoint. In the three videos included in Hannah Wilke: Art for Life’s Sake, Wilke features her own body, sometimes nude, to challenge how the media objectified women, portraying them as commodities. Through these works, Wilke sought to make room for her vision of women in society, characterized by freedom and self-love.
For a limited time, these rarely seen works were available to stream on this page. Streaming ended on October 3 at 9pm CT.