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  • Names
    Jenni Crain, Drew Sawyer, Carmen Winant
  • Title
    Tee A. Corinne: Jenni Crain, Drew Sawyer, and Carmen Winant in Conversation
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  • Date
    Mar 19, 2020
  • Time
    6:00 pm
  • Location
    Midway Contemporary Art
  • Details

    March 19
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    Midway Contemporary Art
    527 Second Avenue Southeast
    Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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  • Image Credit

    Image courtesy of the Tee A. Corinne Papers, Coll 263, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon

  • Description

    Midway Contemporary Art is pleased to announce a public conversation between Jenni Crain, curator of Tee A. Corinne: Selections from the Lesbian Herstory Archives (on view at Midway through March 28th); Drew Sawyer, Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenblaum Leonian Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum; and artist Carmen Winant. Together, they will discuss the practice of the late artist, activist, and educator Tee A. Corinne, considering the position of her photographic work within the discourse of feminist photography, as well as the formal strategies that she implemented as interventional methods, disrupting the patriarchal perspectives through which women have predominantly been depicted in the fine arts and beyond. The conversation will address the potential of collectivity and the camera in re-imagining/imaging spaces of empowerment.

  • Bios

    Jenni Crain is a New York-based artist and curator. In August–September of 2019, Crain organized Tee Corinne: Bodies of Work at MBnb in New York. Further recent curatorial projects include a solo exhibition of works by March Avery at Barnard College’s Louise McCagg Gallery in the Spring of 2019, as well as exhibitions and programming at 55 Walker, New York; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; and Shanaynay, Paris; among others. Crain is currently pursuing her MA in Curatorial Studies at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

    Drew Sawyer is an art historian and a curator. He is the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator at the Brooklyn Museum, and has previously held curatorial positions at the Columbus Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Chazen Museum of Art. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from Columbia University. He has taught at Columbia University and the Ithaca College Image Text MFA Program. Sawyer’s writings and curatorial projects cover a range of topics, from the origins of the social documentary tradition in the U.S. to histories of art and queer cultures. He is a regular contributor to scholarly volumes, exhibition catalogues, journals, and magazines, including Aperture, Artforum, Document, Mousse, and OSMOS.

    Carmen Winant is an artist, writer, the Roy Lichtenstein Endowed Chair of Studio Art at Ohio State University, and a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in photography. Winant collects and alloys found photographs as a method of looking closely at feminist modes of survival, revolt, and innermost feeling. She lives in Columbus, OH, with her partner Luke Stettner and her two and three-year-old sons, Rafa and Carlo.