Barbara Kasten, Photogenic Painting, Untitled 21, 1975, cyanotype, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
The first in a series of events programmed around the exhibition Barbara Kasten: Stages, the ICA hosts a conversation with artist Sarah Crowner and art historians Christine Poggi and Jenni Sorkin. The conversation will center around questions of labor, "women's work," the blurred divisions between art and craft, and the mis-remembering of modernism.
Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Barbara Kasten: Stages is the first major survey of the work of artist Barbara Kasten. Widely recognized for her photographs, since the 1970s Kasten has developed her expansive practice through the lens of many different disciplines, including sculpture, painting, theater, textile, and installation. Spanning her nearly five-decade engagement with abstraction, light, and architectonic form, this exhibition situates Kasten's practice within current conversations around sculpture and photography.