Hannah Wilke: A Retrospective

text by Joanna Freuh and Hannah Wilke, edited by Thomas H. Kochheiser

Published on the occassion of the retrospective exhibition held at Gallery 210,
University of Missouri, St. Louis, April 3 - 28, 1989.

For Hannah Wilke, the point of departure was always the body and its discontinuous relationship with language. In the 1970s, Wilke’s work-particularly the way that she used the body in her artistic practices-was considered controversial by many feminist critics. Today, however, when theoretical and artistic strategies have changed and when art is increasingly cognizant of social context, Wilke’s work has found rightful place among the most important artwork of the past thirty years. This catalogue presents a unique survey of Wilke’s oeuvre, with reproductions of her videos and films four essays focusing on different aspects of her life and work, including a detailed biography, and a selected biography, a complete list of her works and an exhibition checklist.

Hardcover: 168 pages
Publisher: University of Missouri Press (July 31, 1989)
ISBN-10: 0826207030
ISBN-13: 978-0826207036