50th Anniversary Conversation with Martha Wilson
White Columns

White Columns TALKS

Martha Wilson in conversation with Matthew Higgs.

Installation view of Martha Wilson's "Truck, Muck, Fuck" from "Jacki Apple, Alice Aycock, Rita Myers and Martha Wilson: Installations"
Image: Installation view of Martha Wilson's Truck, Fuck, Muck

Wednesday, June 30
5pm EST


White Columns is pleased to announce ‘White Columns TALKS’ – a series of conversations with artists and curators held on the occasion of our 50th anniversary exhibition From The Archives: White Columns & 112 Greene Street / 112 Workshop, 1970 – 2021… , which is on view through July 31.

The second conversation in the series is between artist and Franklin Furnace-founder Martha Wilson and White Columns’ director Matthew Higgs. Wilson will read from, and discuss, her 1975 project Truck, Fuck, Muck originally presented at 112 Greene Street.

Martha Wilson (b. 1947) is a pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, who over the past four decades has created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and “invasions” of other people’s personae. In 1976 Wilson founded and continues to help direct the iconic artist-run space Franklin Furnace.

Wilson was described by New York Times critic Holland Cotter as one of “the half-dozen most important people for art in downtown Manhattan in the 1970s,” and she remains what curator Peter Dykhuis calls a “creative presence as an arts administrator and cultural operative.” Wilson had her first solo exhibition in New York in 2008 at Mitchell Algus Gallery; in 2009 an exhibition of her early photo/text work Martha Wilson: Staging the Self toured internationally under the auspices of ICI (Independent Curators International); and in 2011, ICI published the Martha Wilson Sourcebook: 40 Years of Reconsidering Performance, Feminism, Alternative Spaces.

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