Join Art21 in February for the premiere of an upcoming new film from our New York Close Up digital series.
The film features artist Doreen Garner as she prepares for her recent exhibition at Pioneer Works, entitled White Man on a Pedestal. Garner’s sculptures and performance explore the medical history of Dr. J. Marion Sims, who has been canonized as ‘The Father of Modern Gynecology,’ despite the savage procedures he performed on enslaved women without anesthesia or consent. Garner’s work recognizes Sims’s subjects and protests the doctor and the monument to him in Central Park, which is currently under review by a mayoral commission.
The film’s premiere will be followed by conversation with the artist.
Monday, February 5
Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York
20 W 29th Street, New York City
Doors open — 6:00 PM
Screening — 6:30 PM
Artist talk — 7:00 PM
Admission is free, but advance registration is required.