Gertrude Abercrombie, Woman in a Crumbling Cell, oil on masonite, 1949
First Friday - (Self)-Representations of Madness with Adele Ruhdorfer
Free, everyone is welcome!
Adele Ruhdorfer will present a historical overview of the ways in which madness is represented and codified in visual art and culture, paying particular attention to its continued association with feminine embodiments. These examples will be contrasted with acts of reclamation and self-representation in modern and contemporary art, audio-visual and digital media.
Adele Ruhdorfer is an art history student and an emerging curator, with a background in photographic and lens-based media. Drawing upon her own experiences as a chronically ill woman, she focuses on the disabled, mad and chronically ill body in her academic pursuits and curatorial practice.