Linda Montano: The Art/Life Hospital
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
Anastasia James, Curator
Linda Mary Montano (b. 1942, Saugerties, NY) is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist 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 art/life through shared experience, role adoption, and intricate life altering ceremonies, some of which last for many years. This exhibition, which will highlight Montano’s rarely screened video work, alongside new commissions and a performance that address acts of healing and issues surrounding death.
Image: Linda Montano, I’m Dying–My Last Performance, 2015, 29 minutes, color, video. Image copyright of the artist, courtesy of Video Data Bank, www.vdb.org, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.