This artist talk by Harriet Bart Brooks Turner was recorded live at an event held at Weisman Art Museum on Feb. 12, 2020 and is available as part of WAM On Demand via the Weisman’s YouTube channel.
Listen in on a conversation between Harriet Bart and exhibition curator Laura Wertheim Joseph, PhD: they talk about the artist’s life, work, and 2020 retrospective at the Weisman, Abracadabra and Other Forms of Protection.
The Weisman’s exhibition is Harriet Bart’s first retrospective, Abracadabra and Other Forms of Protection. Over her more than four-decade career, Bart has commemorated the lives of the forgotten—from the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire to American troops killed in Afghanistan. She has drawn inspiration from wide-ranging sources, and has sought imaginative ways to represent the self—from classifying her life in five garments to containing it in seventy test tubes. Curated by Laura Wertheim Joseph, PhD, the project celebrates Bart’s early role in the breakthrough of American feminist art from the 1970s to today.
The exhibition is accompanied by a major publication—edited by exhibition curator Dr. Laura Wertheim Joseph and featuring contributions from authors from across disciplines. Contributors include: Betty Bright, Stephen Brown, Robert Cozzolino, Elizabeth Erickson, Heather Everhart, Nor Hall, Matthea Harvey, Joanna Inglot, Eric Lorberer, Jim Moore, WAM senior curator Diane Mullin, Samantha Rippner, Joan Rothfuss, John Schott, 신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin, and Susan Stewart. Look for it in the WAM Shop!