Francesca Woodman

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum , Upper East Side Friday June 1 2012 10:00 - 17:45
Francesca Woodman

Like Cindy Sherman, Woodman began to make art in the mid-1970s, using herself as the subject for photos with a Conceptual edge. But there the comparison ends. While Sherman's work was all about archly staged artifice and pop culture's intrusion into daily life, Woodman's created a spontaneous theater of self-drama that was as dreamlike as it was real.

The artist pictured herself naked within rooms that somehow seemed neglected or abandoned, using long exposures to blur her movements. This show is the first major survey of the artist's career—which was cut short by suicide in 1981—in 25 years.


Venue name: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Address: 1071 Fifth Ave
New York
Cross street: at 89th St
Opening hours: Sun–Wed, Fri 10am–5:45pm; Sat 10am–7:45pm.
Transport: Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St
Price: $18, seniors and students with ID $15, children under 12 accompanied by an adult free. Sat 5:45–7:45
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