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Mary Kelly in Conversation with Griselda Pollock

Mary Kelly, celebrated since the 1970s for her significant contribution to conceptual and feminist art, has had a profound influence on generations of artists, writers, and curators, both through her artistic practice and her innovative teaching methods. Join Kelly and Griselda Pollock in conversation for the launch of Kelly's new book Concentric Pegagogy.

Selected and introduced by Juli Carson, Concentric Pedagogy presents a collection of essential essays, interviews, and never-before published archival materials that trace the development of the teaching of this major artist and thinker from 1980 to 2017.

Concentric Pedagogy explores how working at the intersection of teaching, artistic practice, and radical political engagement might transform our approach to all three. It is essential reading for students and teachers of art and design studio practice, art history and theory, contemporary, and feminist art.

Mary Kelly (b. 1941, Fort Dodge, Iowa) lives and works in Los Angeles. Kelly is currently included in Women in Revolt! Art, Activism and the Women’s Movement in the United Kingdom 1970–1990, Tate Britain, London (2023–24), and will inaugurate a new project at the Whitney Biennial 2024, 'Even Better Than the Real Thing'. Her work is also included in numerous public collections, including Tate, London; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; among many others. In 2017, Kelly’s archive was acquired by the Getty Research Institute.

Griselda Pollock is Professor emerita of Social & Critical Histories of Art at the University of Leeds and 2020 Laureate of the Holberg Prize. Publications include Old Mistresses; Women, Art and Ideology with Rozsika Parker (1981/ 2020),Vision and Difference (1988), Avant-Garde Gambits: Gender and the Colour of Art History (1993), Generations and Geographies in the Visual Arts (1995), Mary Cassatt: Painter of Modern Women (1995/2022), Differencing the Canon (1999), Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum (2007), Art in the Space of Memory and Migration: Bracha L Ettinger in the Freud Museum (2013), After-Image/After-Affect: Trauma and Aesthetic Transformation in the Virtual Feminist Museum (2013), Charlotte Salomon in the Theatre of Memory (Yale University Press), Killing Men & Dying Women: Imagining Difference in 1950s New York Painting (MUP 2022).

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