Hannah Wilke: Intra-Venus

Main Gallery Oct 14–Nov 26, 1995

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Oct 14–Nov 26, 1995





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Intra-Venus, 1995
Intra-Venus, 1995, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art

An exhibition of the final works by the late visual and performance artist Hannah Wilke, Intra-Venus included large-scale photographs, watercolors, sculptures, and drawings. Wilke’s work related to the female nude form an uncompromising record of her own physical deterioration due to lymphoma; central to the exhibit was a series of thirteen larger-than-life-sized portraits. In typical Wilke fashion, the title of these final works, also Intra-Venus, is a pun, referring both to a medical procedure she came to know and to the traditional feminine ideal that was the lifelong focus of her artistic investigation. Intra-Venus was organized by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, and was accompanied by a catalog.