Artist Talk + Screening

535 West 22nd Street, Fifth Floor, New York City
Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 6:30 pm

Eleanor Antin has worked in film, video, photography, installation and performance for four decades. In the 1970s, Antin produced a series of feature-length narrative videos starring hand-painted paper dolls. Performing with a cast of two-dimensional characters, Antin tackled major issues of the day, while lampooning contemporary gender roles and cultural stereotypes. Antin spoke about this series and screened excerpts from works including The Adventures of a Nurse (1976), The Nurse and the Hijackers (1977) and The Angel of Mercy (1981). A Q&A with the artist followed.