There is a letter in a drawer in Chicago’s Graham Foundation library; a sheet of Orange Coast College stationary dated 8 April 1980. The letter is from artist Barbara Kasten to Florence Henri, a photographer (then in her late 80s and living in Paris) who had been contemporary with many avants of early 20th-century Europe: Jean Arp, Man Ray, and László Moholy-Nagy, who she studied under at the Bauhaus. In it, Kasten asks to visit Henri and interview her as part of NEA-funded project to videotape six female photographers who had made “major contributions in the field” – figures whose work was troublingly dropping out of the historical narrative. Read More …
October 16, 2015
Opinion: Chicago Architecture Biennial
Can architecture move beyond the status quo?
Amanda Williams, Architecture, Articles, Barbara Kasten, Joseph Grima, Patrik Schumacher, Sarah Herda, Stanley Tigerman