Sunday, November 22, 2009

Yvonne Rainer: Privilege

San Francisco Art Institute

Yvonne Rainer in person
[members: $5 / non-members: $10 / SFAI students & faculty: free]

“Who else could spin hot flashes, Lenny Bruce, Carmen Miranda and [Eldridge Cleaver’s] Soul on Ice into such a pungent brew?” (The Village Voice)

In Privilege, Rainer takes on the rarely explored subject of menopause and constructs a fascinating, witty and complex social critique of empowerment and class while delving into issues of age, sexuality and race. Rainer plays with narrative conventions and simultaneously disrupts notions of continuity and identity, weaving the emotional and fictive realms of melodrama, documentary, text and archival imagery into a richly textured and compelling work. (Vanessa O’Neill)

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