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Breaking the Frame preceded by Carolee, Barbara, and Gunvor

March 3 at 5:00
East Building Auditorium

With Breaking the Frame, filmmaker Marielle Nitoslawska crafts a daring profile of the radical New York artist Carolee Schneemann, a pioneer of performance art and avant-garde cinema who, for over five decades, has been challenging the taboos leveled against the female body. Breaking the Frame is “a work about a formidable artist that is itself an important work of art” — Mark McElhatten. (Marielle Nitoslawska, 2012, 100 minutes). Preceded by the tender triptych, Carolee, Barbara, and Gunvor, personal portraits of three highly influential and prolific artists in their own words: Schneemann, Barbara Hammer, and Gunvor Nelson. (Lynne Sachs, 2018, 8 minutes)

still from Breaking the Frame
courtesy Picture Palace Pictures

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