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Exhibition Review: Martha Wilson at UMFA

 Martha Wilson at the UMFA

Staging the Self, the traveling Martha Wilson retrospective at the UMFA until November 10, covers not only forty years of personal art making, during which she was never far from the leading edge of such burgeoning genres as video and performance art, but in those same years financing, staging, and curating uncounted contemporary works by her peers and collaborators through Franklin Furnace, which she founded in 1976. The exhibit, though arbitrarily cut off at thirty projects, is too large to take in all at once; by means of photos, video clips, posters, cards, clippings, charts, diagrams, and other artifacts, Staging the Self probably encompasses more artists than any previous group show at the museum…

Read the full review in the October 2013 edition of 15 Bytes.

Geoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.

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