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This Week in Culture: November 20 - 26

“Carolee Schneemann: Of Course You Can / Don’t You Dare”
Where: P·P·O·W Gallery
When: November 17 - January 20, 2024
Why It’s Worth a Look: With a selection of mid-20th century works by American visual artist Carolee Schneemann, “Of Course You Can / Don’t You Dare” is the first substantial exhibition of her paintings, drawings, assemblages, and film on view in New York since her death in 2019. The show opens with a series of rarely-before-seen drawings of Schneemann’s then partner, composer and musical theorist James Tenney, and their cat Kitch, diving headfirst into her singular use of gesture and movement.
Know Before You Go: From 1957 to 1961, when Schneemann was pursuing her MFA at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, she often received contradicting criticisms from her professors who remarked “Of course you can!” or “Don’t you dare!” inspiring the title for this exhibition.