Eleanor Heartney — Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts

Eleanor Heartney is a New York based art writer and cultural critic who has been writing about art since 1981. She is Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress and has written extensively on contemporary art issues for other magazines such as Artnews, Art and Auction, The New Art Examiner, the Washington Post and the New York Times.
Heartney was the 1992 recipient of the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinction in art criticism and has also received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Asian Cultural Council.

A collection of Heartney’s essays was published in 1997 by Cambridge University Press under the title ‘Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads’. Other books include ‘Postmodernism’, published by the Tate Gallery Publishers, ‘Postmodern Heretics: The Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art’ published by Midmarch Arts Press and soon to be re-released by Silver Hollow Press, ‘Defending Complexity’, published by Hard Press editions, and ‘Art and Today, a survey of contemporary art from the 1980s to the present’ published by Phaidon in 2008.

Heartney is past President of AICA-USA, the American section of the International Art Critics Association. In 2008 she was honoured by the French government as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Heartney is the chair of the ‘Future Feminism’ session at our upcoming ‘Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts’ conference. Heartney will be joined by fellow speakers, Helaine Posner, Nancy Princenthal and Sue Scott. Their session will look forward by looking back.

Today many members of the millennial generation, both male and female, are sceptical of the notion of feminism and of what they perceive as its outmoded binaries. This session will embrace a more inclusive approach to art and feminism that embraces the realities of 21st-century life.

To register for the conference visit: http://www.christies.com/exhibitions/christies-education-conference-celebrating-female-agency-arts



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