'Mirror Images' tie-in programs offered


Walk-throughs -- Led by exhibition curators. Saturdays, April 18, May 9 and June 13, 2pm.

Slide lecture on work of Surrealist photographers Lee Miller and Claude Cahun -- Tuesday, April 14, 3-4:30pm, Rm 66-144. Slide lecture by co-curator Whitney Chadwick explores how the images and artistic practices of these artists helped shape both the image of the "new woman" and the "modern lesbian" in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as how their work both reinforced and resisted dominant Surrealist photographic strategies.

Symposium: "Mirror Images: Women Represent Themselves" -- Saturday, April 25, 9:30-4pm, Bartos Theater. Moderated by co-curatorWhitney Chadwick, participants include exhibition artists Dorothy Cross (Ireland), Paula Santiago (Mexico) and Rona Pondick (US). Respondents include Edward Sullivan, professor of art history at New York University and Judith Wilson, assistant professor of history of art and African and African-American studies at Yale University. No registration required; call x3-4400 to order a box lunch.

FILM SERIES

Office Killer -- Sunday, April 29, 7pm, Rm 10-250. Cindy Sherman's 1997 film.

Avant-Garde Shorts and Independent Visions by Women Filmmakers -- Friday, May 1, 7pm, Bartos Theater. Films and videos from 1928 to the present by Germaine Dulac, Maya Deren, Shirley Clarke, Shu Lea Chang and others. Boston-area premiere of Maria Fernanda Cardoso's video, Flea Circus! presented courtesy of the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.

Identities in Flux: Women on Film -- Friday, May 8, 7pm, Bartos Theater. Gold Diggers (Sally Potter, 1983) preceded by short videos.

Mirror Images: Artist Documentaries -- Sunday, May 17, 2pm, Bartos Theater. Ana Mendieta: Fuego del Tierra (Kate Horsfield, NereydaGarcia-Ferraz, Branda Miller, 1988). Other documentary TBA.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 8, 1998.


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