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A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture Opening Program: Curator Talk with Chassidy A. Winestock

  • Monday, February 5, 2024
    4 PM ET
  • Online on Zoom
Photo of the sculpture "Spruce Construction" by Mildred Thompson
Untitled by Mildred Thompson, 1975–1976. Photo by Mike Jensen/Mildred Thompson Estate and Galerie Lelong & Co.

In the opening program for A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture, the exhibition's curator, Chassidy A. Winestock, will engage in conversation with the art historian and independent curator Mary Schneider Enriquez. Winestock will share images of the exhibition and provide historical and contemporary context about the artists and works on view.

A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture brings together works by four artists—Maren Hassinger, Howardena Pindell, Liliana Porter, and Mildred Thompson—who developed innovative abstract languages and vocabularies in the 1960s and 1970s. In times of social rupture, they forged their own way through novel artistic gestures. By nailing, folding, unraveling, piercing, and fastening, these women underscored the labor inherent in their art making. Their works highlight the body by revealing the actions through which these works were created—or, in Thompson’s words, by making the invisible visible.

This program will serve as both an introduction for those who plan to visit the exhibition in person and a rich overview for those watching online.  

For further information about the exhibition, please visit the exhibition web page.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute gratefully acknowledges the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Endowment Fund for the Arts, which is supporting this exhibition.


Chassidy A. Winestock, doctoral candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University; visiting curator, Harvard Radcliffe Institute


Mary Schneider Enriquez, art historian and independent curator

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