Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann (Fox Chase, US, 1939). Although Carolee Schneemann considers herself a painter, most of her noticeable works are performative. Schneemann is a strong advocate for women’s empowerment through art by using her body to examine the role of female sensuality and as a tool for personal liberation from social and aesthetic conventions. Some of her peers from Fluxus disapproved of her methods, such as for her “Vaginal Paintings” in 1965. Still very active today, Schneeman’s recurrent themes remain but are catalyzed differently, mainly presenting works as installations and photography.

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