Lynda Benglis: Dual Natures

High Museum of Art

1990 | 00:10:40 | United States | English | Color | Mono |

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: Artist Portraits, Documentation, Performance

Feminist artist Lynda Benglis is known for her sculptures, video performances, paintings, and photography. Her work in the 1970s was controversial, delving into issues of gender roles within and outside the art world. Produced in conjunction with her retrospective at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Dual Natures provides an introduction to Benglis’s work and includes excerpts from her videos of the mid-’70s and footage of the artist at work. Super-8 footage documents the fabrication of an expansive poured polyurethane installation in 1971, and other footage shows her later metallic pieces in process. Benglis discusses her unusual working process, the sources of her abstract imagery, and her investigation of gender roles and sensory experience.

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