Works by Carolee Schneemann, 1976 pocket planner

Dimensions: 27.5 x 33.5 cm

Program: The pocket planner shows a list of upcoming performances and exhibitions by Carolee Schneemann in the year 1976 in New York, including a film screening at the Whitney Museum Downtown, an installation at A.I.R. for the exhibition Invitational, glass constructions in the exhibition 40 years of Collage at Buecker & Harpsichords, the film/video/performance/installation up to and including her limits at THE KITCHEN.

Carolee Schneemann performed her groundbreaking work Meat Joy in 1964. Latest then she was recognized as one of the established performance artists of her time in New York of the 1960s and 1970s. From early on, Schneemann was situated within the Fluxus movement, and was part in the Judson Dance Theater circle. The artist focused on performance and video, which emphasized the female body with feminist and political aims throughout her career. Using her naked body as surface and vessel of action, Schneemann developed story lines between erotic pleasure and questions of gender identity. By provocatively exposing herself she often shocked the viewers.

Invitation: The poster/pocket planner shows two images from Schneemann’s performance Interior Scroll, during the performance series Women Here & Now at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton.


Images: Images of the invitation and all other archival documents are part of the online collection of Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

In the following video, Carolee Schneemann describes her performance up to and including her limits, which is announced in the 1976 pocket planner, and shows small original footage from the performance.