Eleanor Antin Eleanor Antin revisits her dieting diary, 45 years on, for Lacma show

The Art Newspaper Nov 15, 2018

When Eleanor Antin made the landmark feminist work Carving: A Traditional Sculpture in 1972—photographing herself naked every morning during a few weeks of hardcore dieting, at age 37—she was testing her physical stamina and vulnerability. But it takes another kind of bravery to revisit the project at age 82, which Antin has recently done. The project will make its debut alongside the original next May at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma) in a focused show called Time’s Arrow. The show later travels to the Art Institute of Chicago, which owns the original Carving series.

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