To engage with the history of ideas or the history of art, as a woman, is to interrupt a century-spanning conversation in which the rules of engagement and topics of discussion have been set by men. Let me talk to you, man to man, about how that feels.
Nude in the Library
When I was a teenager, I had a recurring dream of being naked in the school library.
“Posing” and “modelling” are words that travel in various social circles: equally at home in fashion and philosophy, these are terms that help us describe the uneasy relationship between objects and ideas, between authenticity and fakery, and between knowledge and desire. This lecture considers posing as a model response to the self-consciousness of art-making in the post-post-modern era.