Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 5:00p -
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Boston, MA 02118
Art, History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming
We are pleased to have Gannit Ankori (PhD), the Director and Chief Curator, The Rose Art Museum speak on feminist artist Hannah Wilke's art practice giving particular focus on The Rose's seminal 1996 exhibition, 'More Than Minimal: Feminism and Abstraction in the 70's'.
Gannit Ankori, PhD
Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator
Rose Art Museum
Gannit was appointed the Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University on January 1st of this year, after serving 6 months on an interim basis. She was a member of the museum’s Board of Advisors and its collections committee, and curated three past exhibitions, before taking on her current leadership role.
Gannit joined the Brandeis faculty in 2010 and is a professor of art history and theory, and women, gender and sexuality studies. In addition to leading the Rose, Gannit maintains an active role as a teacher, and an international scholar and curator – allowing her to integrate the Rose into campus life, as well as into the global art world.
Gannit has published numerous books, catalogues and articles about modern and contemporary art viewed from a global perspective. Her books and essays have been published in 10 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish.
She is internationally renowned for her groundbreaking scholarship on Frida Kahlo. Her current show, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can be Deceiving, is up now at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. Iterations of the show appeared at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. Additional exhibitions are scheduled for Holland this fall, and Paris in 2023.
Closer to home, Frida Kahlo: Pose, a small but focused exhibition on the iconic Mexican artist, which Gannit has co-curated with Mexican fashion scholar and curator, Circe Henestrosa, will open at the Rose in mid-May.
Gannit earned her doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to Brandeis, she has taught at Harvard University, Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Hebrew University, and MIT where she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Graduate Consortium of Women Studies.
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