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Rashid Johnson Gallery Talk: Barbara DeGenevieve

Sat, Jun 2, 2012

Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks

Installation view, Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago April 14, 2012–August 5, 2012
Photo: Nathan Keay, © Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

In conjunction with the exhibition Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks, Barbara DeGenevieve, artist and faculty member in the photography department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, discusses political correctness and identity politics in conjunction with Johnson’s work. DeGenevieve’s artistic practice is project-based in photography, video, and performance.

Barbara DeGenevieve is an interdisciplinary artist who lectures widely on her work as well as subjects including sexuality, gender, transsexuality, censorship, ethics, and pornography. Her writing on these subjects has been published in art, photographic, and scholarly journals, and her work has been exhibited internationally. She received an MFA in photography from University of New Mexico in 1980. Before joining the faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994, she taught at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; San Jose State University; San Francisco Art Institute; and California College of Art. Her work has been shown at such venues as University of Connecticut’s Contemporary Art Gallery, Storrs, CT (2004); Roxie Theater, San Francisco (2003); Screening Room, Los Angeles (2001); and Women in the Director’s Chair Film and Video Festival, Chicago (2000). She has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowships and has been the recipient of three Illinois Arts Council grants, among others.