Elisabeth Lebovici on Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane in Houston
Along with Curator Dean Daderko, Élisabeth Lebovici led a conversational tour on Saturday May 11, of the exhibit Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Houston. Élisabeth Lebovici gave the audience extensive details and ideas for exploring the selection of works by the two proto-feminist artists renowned for their fundamental contributions to the field of performance art, the American Joan Jonas (b. 1936, New-York City) and the French Gina Pane (b.1939 Biarritz – d. 1990, Paris).
Élisabeth Lebovici holds a PhD from Université Paris Nanterre and is a Lecturer at the Paris Institute of Political Sciences. From 1991-2006 she was a culture editor for the Paris daily newspaper Libération. She has written extensively on feminism, AIDS activism, queer politics, and contemporary art. Since 2006 she has organized the weekly seminar Something You Should Know: Artists and Producers at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris with Patricia Falguières, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez. Lebovici is a member of the collective Traveling Féminist.
We were lucky to have Élisabeth Lebovici in Houston this weekend and she made a promise to come back to Texas soon! In the meantime, you can follow her through her blog at http://le-beau-vice.blogspot.com/
You can also visit the exhibit Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Houston till June 30