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Artist Talk: Bill Arning with Elissa Auther, Marilyn Minter and Linda Yablonsky

Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

“Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” kicks off with an afternoon conversation featuring CAMH’s Director Bill Arning with Curator Elissa Auther, artist Marilyn Minter and cultural critic Linda Yablonsky. The discussion will take place in the Brown Foundation exhibition space in the heart of Minter’s newly opened retrospective exhibition. The group will speak about Minter’s cultural impact on the contemporary art and cultural landscape in New York City and beyond, using the work featured in the exhibition as a guide.

The talk is preceded by the opening reception of “Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty,” held on Friday, April 17 from 6:30-9PM.

About the speakers:

Bill Arning is the director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, where he has organized solo exhibitions of the work of Marc Swanson, Melanie Smith, Matthew Day Jackson, and the late Stan VanDerBeek. The last two exhibitions were jointly organized with the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, where Arning was exhibitions curator from 2000 to 2009. Arning has written on art for journals such as Artforum, Art in America, Out, and Parkett and contributed to multitudes of international museum publications. His essay “No (Art) Business as Usual,” on the art market and AIDS, appears in the catalogue accompanying the traveling exhibition “Art AIDS America,” organized by the Tacoma Art Museum (University of Washington Press, 2015).

Elissa Auther is the Windgate Research Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design and the Bard Graduate Center, New York. Her publications include “String,” “Felt, Thread: The Hierarchy of Art and Craft in American Art” (University of Minnesota Press, 2010), which focuses on the broad utilization of fiber in American art of the 1960s and 1970s. She has curated numerous exhibitions, including “West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965–1977” and “Senga Nengudi: The Performing Body.” In addition, she codirects “Feminism & Co.: Art, Sex, Politics,” a public program at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver that focuses on issues related to women and gender through creative practice.

Marilyn Minter has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005, the Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH in 2009, La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Ceutí/Murcia, Spain in 2009, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH in 2010 and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany in 2011. Her video Green Pink Caviar was exhibited variously in the lobby of the MoMA, on digital billboards on Sunset Boulevard in LA, and on the Creative Time MTV billboard in Times Square, New York. Minter’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions in museums all over the world. In 2006, Marilyn Minter was included in the Whitney Biennial. Most recently, Minter was featured in Riotous Baroque, an exhibition that originated at the Kunsthaus Zürich and traveled to the Guggenheim Bilbao. “Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty,” retrospective of Minter’s work is currently on view at Contemporary Art Museum Houston and will travel around the country, ending at the Brooklyn Museum, NY. Minter is represented by Salon 94, New York and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

Linda Yablonsky is a freelance critic and journalist based in New York. She is a member of the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 1997, Yablonsky authored “The Story of Junk,” a fictitious memoir that follows the life of a female heroin dealer living and working in 1980’s New York. Her writings have appeared in highly regarded publications including: ArtForum, Art News, Bomb Magazine, and Interview Magazine. She is currently writing for the New York Times Style Magazine.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm


Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006 United States
(713) 284-8250


Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
(713) 284-8250
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