Gallery Lecture: Frida Kahlo and Judith Scott: Case Studies on Theorizing Disability Through Biography – The Art Students League

Gallery Lecture:
Frida Kahlo and Judith Scott:
Case Studies on Theorizing Disability Through Biography

Discover the intersections of dress, disability, and politics within Frida Kahlo’s artistic practice through a presentation at The Art Students League of New York by Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Using two recent Brooklyn Museum exhibitions – Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving and Judith Scott – Bound and Unbound – which utilize and examine the biographies of artists with disabilities in very different ways, this talk will discuss curatorial responsibility in regards to presenting individual biographical narratives and the framing of the language of disability in relationship to both contemporary and historical subjects.

Image Credit: Nickolas Muray (American, 1892–1965). Frida on a White Bench, 1939. Carbon print. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

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