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Maren Hassinger in Conversation with Chassidy A. Winestock: On the Occasion of A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture

Photo of MAREN HASSINGER, 2019
Photo Credit: Grace Roselli, Pandora’s BoxX Project Courtesy of Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.
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In conjunction with Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s exhibition A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture, join us for a special conversation between the artist Maren Hassinger, whose work is included in the exhibition, and the curator Chassidy A. Winestock. This dialogue will be introduced and moderated by the art historian and curator Mary Schneider Enriquez.

A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture explores how four artists nailed, glued, unraveled, twisted, folded, pierced, and fastened—all to aesthetic effect—to highlight the labor of art making and materialize the line. The works in this exhibition demonstrate the ways in which their creators—Maren Hassinger, Howardena Pindell, Liliana Porter, and Thompson—navigated art-making during times of social rupture and sought their way with novel, reparative gestures.

The exhibition, A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery (Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street), will be open for viewing prior to the public program and for extended hours afterward.  

This event is presented in collaboration with ArtsThursdays, a university-wide initiative sponsored by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts. Harvard Radcliffe Institute also gratefully acknowledges the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Endowment Fund for the Arts, which is supporting this exhibition.


Maren Hassinger, artist and former director, Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland College of Art

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


Free and open to the public.

We are planning "Maren Hassinger in Conversation with Chassidy A. Winestock: On the Occasion of A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture" as a hybrid program.

Join Us in Person

To attend in person, each individual will need to register.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Join Us Online

To view this event online, individuals will need to register via Zoom.

For instructions on how to join online, see the How to Attend a Radcliffe Event on Zoom webpage.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a link and password for this meeting.

Live closed captioning will be available for the webinar.

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