Curated by Anastasia James
Opening on January 23rd, running through April 14, 2019
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery
Linda Mary Montano, I’m Dying–My Last Performance, 2015, video; video still copyright of the artist, courtesy of Video Data Bank, www.vdb.org, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Linda Mary Montano (b. 1942, Saugerties, NY) is a pioneer in contemporary performance art and her work since the mid 1960s has been critical in the development of video and performance by, for, and about women. Attempting to dissolve the boundaries between art and life, Montano’s work explores her own art/life through shared experience, role adoption, and intricate life altering ceremonies, some of which last for many years. This exhibition will highlight Montano’s rarely screened video work, alongside new commissions and a performance that address acts of healing and issues surrounding death.