In this dialogue, Eleanor Nairne, curator of the exhibition Lee Krasner: Living Colour (organized by the Barbican Centre and now on view at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt through January 12, 2020), and Rachel Stella, independent scholar and filmmaker, will address the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984).
Krasner was a significant first generation Abstract Expressionist. Despite being innovative, independent, and outspoken, her achievements were long obscured by the shadow of her marriage to Jackson Pollock.
The event will begin with a screening of Lee Krasner: The Long View (1978), a documentary film by Dr. Barbara Rose, who curated the only retrospective to take place during Krasner’s lifetime. The film recounts the life of a painter who calls all of her work “autobiography”: early studies with Hans Hofmann, work on the WPA Federal Art Project, the New York art scene of the 1940s and 1950s, living with Pollock and the trauma of his early death, and growth and self-realization.
The screening will be followed by a discussion, during which the speakers will also consider the archival value of documentary film in scholarly research and exhibition display.
This event will be in English and will be recorded. Please RSVP by November 1 at [email protected]