SOHO20 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:06AM
brigitta varadi in Exhibition, Martha Wilson, SOHO20, benefit

For over 40 years, SOHO20 has been supporting the work of women in the arts, and we invite you to help us celebrate! SOHO20 is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 6-9PM, we will be hosting a benefit auction at our gallery space and Studio 10, both located in the 56 Bogart building in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Both an artwork auction and party, this event will be a celebration of our first, very successful year in the heart of the emerging Brooklyn art scene, and will also support our programming for the year to come.

SOHO20 Gallery + Studio 10
56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY, 11206

On the occasion of our very first benefit auction in our new gallery space, we will be honoring Martha Wilson.

Martha Wilson (b. 1947) is a pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, who over the past four decades created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and “invasions” of other people’s personae. She began making these videos and photo/text works in the early 1970s while in Halifax in Nova Scotia, and further developed her performative and video-based practice after moving in 1974 to New York City. In 1976 she founded and continues to direct Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of artists’ books, installation art, video, online and performance art, further challenging institutional norms, the roles artists play within society, and expectations about what constitutes acceptable art mediums. She is a recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, and an Obie Award and a Bessie Award for commitment to artists’ freedom of expression. She is represented by P•P•O•W gallery in New York City.
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