Victoria & Albert Museum
London SW7 2RL
11am – 5pm
The Serpentine Gallery presents this conference on the occasion of their current exhibition of the celebrated American artist Nancy Spero, the first major presentation following her death in autumn 2009.
Artists, academics and curators, including Jon Bird, Clayton Eshleman, Margaret Harrison, Hans Ulrich-Obrist, Gill Perry, Olivia Plender, Lisa Tickner and Monica Ross, gather to discuss and celebrate the work of Nancy Spero and its relationship to feminism, literature, philosophy and theatre, specifically focusing on the distinctive understanding of the relationship between Nancy Spero’s work and that of Artaud. Documentary films of the artist made by Irene Sosa over the past 15 years will be screened throughout the conference.
Artist and activist Nancy Spero (1926–2009) was a leading pioneer of feminist art. During her 50-year career, she created a vibrant visual language constructed from the histories and mythologies of past and present cultures.