The Carolee Schneemann Foundation (CSF) is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of visual and performance artist Carolee Schneemann (1939–2019). Established by the artist in 2013, the Foundation advances the understanding of Schneemann’s work through scholarship, exhibitions, and publications. Hauser & Wirth Institute’s gift of $28,500 will allow the Foundation to contract an archivist to conduct a five-month oral history project, comprising interviews with ten artists and friends about their collaborations with Schneemann. Given that many of these participants are now in their 80s, it is urgent to capture their voices for future research and scholarship.
“In preserving the voices of Schneemann’s peers, this timely project will enrich understanding of a period and milieu steeped in aesthetic experimentation, political organizing, and critical reassessments of gender and sexuality and lay the foundation for future research on Schneemann’s life and work,” says CSF Executive Director Rachel Churner.
For more information on the Carolee Schneemann Foundation please visit their website.