This program launches ICP’s new series, Dismantling the Gaze, which considers looking, power, and visual culture in the #MeToo moment. Art historian and popular culture scholar Maria Elena Buszek presents hundreds of years of visual culture in one brief presentation that concisely illustrates the gendered power structures deeply embedded in cultural production. She then leads a panel discussion with artists and curators that delves into contemporary examples that both demonstrate and subvert traditional gendered hierarchies in visual media.
This is a free event, but please register in advance. ICP Members have access to preferred seating in our reserved members’ section.
Our ICP Museum–public program combination ticket grants $10 entry starting at 4:30 PM to those attending the program. Tickets are only available online when you register for the program.
Maria Elena Buszek, PhD, is a scholar, critic, curator, and associate professor of art history at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art. Her recent publications include the books Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture (Duke University Press Books, 2006) and Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Duke, 2011). She has also contributed writing to numerous international exhibition catalogues and scholarly journals: most recently, essays in Dorothy Iannone: Censorship and the Irrepressible Drive Toward Divinity and Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, and Andrea Bowers. Buszek has also been a regular contributor to the popular feminist magazine BUST since 1999. Her current book project, Art of Noise, explores the ties between contemporary activist art and popular music.
Image of Geta Brătescu, Autoportret în oglindă [Self-Portrait in the Mirror]