BOOK LAUNCH: FAITH WILDING'S FEARFUL SYMMETRIES
Thursday, 14 March 2019, Ulises Bookstore, Philadelphia, 6.30–8pm: http://www.ulises.us/
In keeping with Wilding's own artworks, this books is a bricolage: memoirs and watercolours sit alongside critical essays and family photographs to form an overall history of both Wilding's life and works as well as the wider feminist art movement of the 1970s and beyond. This collection spans fifty years of Wilding's artistic production, feminist art pedagogy, and participation in, and organising of, feminist art collectives, such as the Feminist Art Program, Womanhouse, Womanspace Gallery, and the Woman's Building. Included are contributions by Faith Wilding, Amelia Jones, Mario Ontiveros, Irinaari Starkhova, Jenni Sorkin, Elizabeth Hess, Mira Schor, Keith Vaughn, Lauren Basing, Shannon Strattion and Daniel Tucker.
For this event, Wilding will engage in a dialogue with former student, Daniel Tucker, following an introduction by Shannon Stratton, curator of Wilding's retrospective, "Faith Wilding: Fearful Symmetries."
Shannon R. Stratton is an artist, curator and write. She cofounded the artist-run organisation Threewalls, Chicago and until recently the William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.
Daniel Tucker is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.