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Body of work: Screening, dance party in Hudson to celebrate Carolee Schneeman

Body of work: Screening, dance party in Hudson to celebrate Carolee Schneeman

Saturday, May 18: Though they may not all realize it, contemporary women artists who are trying to reclaim the female body from the male gaze owe a great deal to pioneering painter/photographer/filmmaker/performance artist Carolee Schneeman. Her works celebrated female corporeality and challenged body taboos in ways deemed far too transgressive by critics of the time. But eventually the art world caught up with her, and the Venice Biennale awarded Schneeman its Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in 2017. She died on March 6.