Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Penn History of Art PhD and PennDesign MFA candidates for an intimate conversation inspired by the ICA exhibitions on view.
Anna-Claire Stinebring, Penn History of Art PhD candidate, leads a conversation exploring the intersection of conceptualism and activism in Charles Gaines’s Manifestos 2 (2013), featured in the ICA exhibition The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now. In this installation, Gaines translates four important civil rights manifestos into hand-drawn scores and orchestral performances, using a rule-based compositional process and a standardized visual aesthetic. How do form and meaning interact in Gaines’s Manifestos 2 to convey both complexity and continuity, both critical distance and immediacy? The conversation will also consider other works in The Freedom Principle that engage directly or obliquely with the manifesto, especially poster designs by AfriCOBRA and Renée Green’s Space Poem #3 (Media Bicho).
Anna-Claire is a second-year PhD student in the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania, studying late medieval and early modern European art. Anna-Claire holds an MA from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art and a BA from Oberlin College. Her previous museum experience includes time at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum, and the Chinati Foundation. Anna-Claire’s current research centers on artistic materials and practice in sixteenth-century painting, especially the development of generic representations of identity and the environment.
NEW! Join Anna-Claire for a guided tour of the Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now at 12:30pm. You can sign up for the tour at the front desk.
This event is free and open to the public. Register here.