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November 3, 2017 Back To News

Jeanne Silverthorne In Conversation with Anna Chave

In conjunction with Jeanne Silverthorne’s inaugural exhibition, MARC STRAUS is delighted to present Jeanne Silverthorne in conversation with renown art historian, Anna Chave. The event will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3:00pm.

Anna Chave is Professor Emerita of Art History at the Graduate Center CUNY, City University of New York, and has also taught at Harvard and Yale universities. She has published many essays concerned with issues of gender and identity, reception and interpretation, mainly with respect to 20th century art. Her artist subjects have ranged from early Picasso and O’Keeffe, to Pollock and Wilke. She is widely known, besides, for her revisionist readings of Minimalism, including “Minimalism and the Rhetoric of Power” (Arts, January 1990), and for her monographs on Rothko and Brancusi (Yale University Press, 1991 and 1993).

Jeanne Silverthorne gained prominence in the early 1990’s in New York, and was one of the material-focused sculptors who favored impoverished and unorthodox media. In response to the austere forms of Minimalism (a male-dominated movement), she was among a group of important female artists for whom Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois were of critical importance, who championed the hand-made, the personal and the ephemeral.

Please join us for an afternoon of critical discourse between Anna Chave and Jeanne Silverthorne about sculpture and Silverthorne’s work. The free talk is open to public. Please arrive early, seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. The talk will commence promptly at 3:00pm and last for about one hour.

For more information, visit or contact Ken Tan at 212-510-7646,

Jeanne Silverthorne is on view at the MARC STRAUS Gallery through December 10, 2017.


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