Exhibition Catalogue: "Eleanor Antin: Passengers" with an Essay by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

April 18, 2014

Eleanor Antin: Passengers is a 16 page chapbook. With an Essay by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, Artist's Statement by Eleanor Antin,  Seven plates
(5 color, 2 b&w), this edition is limited to 200 copies.

Published by Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, 2014; printed in Pasadena by Typecraft, Wood & Jones. The catalogue $15.00 (incl. tax).

Please email abigail@dianerosenstein.com to purchase a copy. 

Eleanor Antin: Passengers is a solo exhibition of drawings, photographs, and découpages by this iconic and influential pioneer of Conceptual art. Ms. Antin reflects on recurring motifs in her work to design an installation that engages the existential themes that run through her historical narratives. Many works have not been seen for decades; several are being presented for the first time and reveal a new dimension of an artist widely considered to be one of this country's foremost practitioners of Conceptual art.

Eleanor Antin (USA, b.1935) received a BA in creative writing and art at City College of New York (CCNY) in 1958. She uses fictional characters, autobiography and narrative to invent histories. In her performance-based video works, Antin uses roleplaying and artifice as conceptual devices, adopting archetypal personae in her theatrical dramatizations of identity and representation. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; and the Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, among others. Antin has also participated in many group exhibitions, at venues such as the Brooklyn Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany; Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, for the 2002 Sydney Biennale; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., and the 37th Venice Biennale. In 1999, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art held a major retrospective of Antin's work, which traveled to the Washington University Gallery of Art in St. Louis, Missouri and the UK. Antin has received an Honorary Doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Caucus for Art of the College Art Association (2006); and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1997). Eleanor Antin lives and works in San Diego, where she is an emeritus professor at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD).

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, art critic for KCRW radio, writes about art for Artnews, The Los Angeles Times, and other publications. She is author of a number of books including "Rebels in Paradise: The L.A. Art Scene and the 1960s" (2011) and "Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keefe" (2005). Ms. Drohojowska-Philp represents California for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.