Press

Oct 25, 2019

The New York TImes

Ronald Feldman Gallery

Ronald Feldman, Risk-taking Gallerist, Retires After Nearly 50 Years

Featured Artist

Eleanor Antin

ELEANOR ANTIN, works in photography, video, film, installation, drawing, performance, and writing. Many one-woman exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and a major retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art which traveled to St. Louis and toured the UK. As both a performing and exhibiting artist she has appeared in venues around the world including the Venice Biennale, the Sydney Biennale and Opera House and Documenta 12.She created a number of works that are considered conceptual, feminist classics such as "CARVING: A Traditional Sculpture”, “100 BOOTS”, her 3 personas (the King, the Ballerina and the Nurse) realized in a wide variety of media and for the last decade and a half has been working on large photographic tableaux of narrative and allegorical scenes from an imagined ancient Rome, i.e. “The Last Days of Pompeii”. She has written, directed and produced many videotapes and films, among them the cult feature, “The Man Without a World”, 1991, (Berlin Film Fest., U.S.A. Film Fest., Ghent Film Fest., London Jewish Film Fest, etc.) Her work is represented in many major public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, the Beaubourg, the Verbund Collection, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, etc. She has written 6 books, BEING ANTINOVA (Astro Artz), ELEANORA ANTINOVA PLAYS (Sun & Moon), 100 BOOTS (Running Press), “MAN WITHOUT A WORLD: a Screenplay” (Green Integer, Sun&Moon Press), “CONVERSATIONS WITH STALIN” (Green Integer). Her new book “An Artist’s Life by Eleanora Antinova” was recently published by Hirmerverlag, Munich, along with a re-publication of “Being Antinova”. Major monographs on her work include The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “ELEANOR ANTIN”, "HISTORICAL TAKES” (Prestel) and “MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY: ELEANOR ANTIN’S SELVES” (Columbia University, N.Y.) She received many awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 from the Women’s Caucus of the College Art Association, 2 Best Show AICA Awards (International Assoc. of Art Critics), a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture Media Achievement Award and an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an emeritus Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California at San Diego.