Mar 21, 2018, 5PM

“Don’t hate me because I’m mediocre”: Public Tour with Francesca Richman-Cancelled


Francesca Richman

Francesca Richman

This event has been cancelled due to extreme weather conditions forecasted for late Tuesday and Wednesday.

Leibowitz does not claim to be an artistic genius. On one hand, his work is quite pedestrian, featuring cheap and commonplace materials. On the other, shocking phrases and jolting colors induce a state of confusion and, hopefully, subsequent contemplation. Although some critics see Leibowitz’s work as “camp,” which Susan Sontag describes as a “Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony,” tour participants will explore and identify elements from Leibowitz’s many influences, such as Andy Warhol, Robert Venturi, and Denise Scott Brown, all of whom play with popular culture and the concept of the everyday. Through Leibowitz’s celebration of the ordinary, participants will experience the distinct mode in which the artist reveals truths about society.

This event is free and open to the public; register here.

FRANCESCA RICHMAN is a MA candidate in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Francesca is from Connecticut and graduated from Bucknell University with a double BA in Art History and Italian Studies. While broadly interested in modern and contemporary issues, Francesca’s research focuses on public art and architecture. Previously, Francesca has held internships at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Glass House, and Phillips Auction House. Along with Jessica Hough, she curated Remote Control at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in 2016 as part of the Incubation Series.