Flowering History Book
Mira Schor (b. 1950, New York) is a New York-based artist operating in the nexus of language, feminist theory, and painting, Schor has continually imbued formalism with political urgency. Since participating in the Feminist Art Program at CalArts from 1971-72 and the Womanhouse exhibition in 1972, Schor’s practice stands as an expansive and evolving understanding of how the personal is political and the political is personal. She describes her aim to “literally embed the gap between verbal and visual languages with each other’s materiality and meaning.” Flowering History Book is part of a recent series that imagines flowers growing out of unexpected spaces, such as the last pages of history books. Her work has been exhibited at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; MoMA PS1, New York; the Jewish Museum, New York; Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover and Lyles and King, New York, among others. She is the author of the acclaimed Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture (1997.) This work is offered as an extension of her current solo exhibition at Fabian Lang, Zurich.