To mark the publication of her first monograph, Suellen Rocca and I will discuss the work she made in mid-to-late 1960s Chicago while a member of the Hairy Who. The group’s four self-published “comic books” are pioneering examples of contemporary artists’ books, and their eye-popping work has inspired generations of artists in Chicago and beyond. While Rocca’s art shares the group’s ecstatic approach to representation, it uniquely addresses, in her words, “the cultural icons of beauty and romance expressed by the media that promised happiness to young women of that generation.”
The talk will take place on Sunday, September 18 beginning at 1 PM in the MoMA PS1 Basement Theatre, as part of the New York Art Book Fair’s Classroom Sessions.
For more information, please visit the New York Art Book Fair’s website.
Sunday, September 18
1 – 2 PM
22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY