The New Social Environment#450

Alternate Stories: Francesca Woodman

Featuring Katarina Jerinic, Corey Keller, Elisabeth Sussman, Lissa McClure, and Lyle Rexer


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Executive Director Lissa McClure and Collections Curator Katarina Jerinic from the Woodman Family Foundation and curators Corey Keller and Elisabeth Sussman join critic, curator, and writer Lyle Rexer for a conversation on Francesca Woodman. We conclude with a poetry reading by Tyhe Cooper.

In this talk

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Katarina Jerinic

 Katarina Jerinic in the studio.
Artist and curator Katarina Jerinic is the Collections Curator for the Woodman Family Foundation and also serves on the board. She was the curator of the Estate of Francesca Woodman for more than a decade prior, during which time she organized numerous international exhibitions of and publications on Woodman’s work. During the last years of their lives, she managed the studios of Betty and George Woodman. Jerinic is also an artist—with recent solo exhibitions at SPACES Cleveland (2020) and Baxter Street at CCNY, New York (2018)—and has taught and lectured on photography and art.

Corey Keller

Photo of Corey Keller.
Independent curator and historian of photography Corey Keller is based in Oakland, California. She recently stepped down as curator of photography and acting head of the Photography Department at SFMOMA, where she was a member of the curatorial team from 2003 to 2021. Her critically acclaimed exhibitions include Dawoud Bey: An American Project (2020, co-organized with the Whitney Museum of American Art), Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene (2019), About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change (2016), Francesca Woodman (2011), and Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900. She is currently at work on a book about Anna Atkins and teaching at the California College of the Arts.

Lissa McClure

Photo of Lissa McClure in front of a rocky background.
Lissa McClure is Executive Director of the Woodman Family Foundation, which stewards the work and legacies of Betty Woodman, Francesca Woodman, and George Woodman. She directs the vision and strategy for the Foundation with the Board of Directors and oversees its administration, operations, and partnerships. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was a longtime director of the Marian Goodman Gallery, where she worked closely with Julie Mehretu, John Baldessari, and Lawrence Weiner, and with Betty and George Woodman on behalf of Francesca Woodman. She was the Senior Director of Kurimanzutto New York and is currently on the Board of Directors of the John Baldessari Family Foundation.

Elisabeth Sussman

Photo of Elisabeth Sussman.
Photo by Scott Rudd
Curator Elisabeth Sussman serves as Sondra Gilman Curator and Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. She co-curated the 1993 and 2012 Whitney Biennials, and organized the retrospective Gordon Matta-Clark: “You Are the Measure” in 2007. Her recent exhibitions include Danny Lyon, Hélio Oiticica, Rachel Harrison, among others. She co-curated Eva Hesse Drawing at the Drawing Center and Eva Hesse: Sculpture at the Jewish Museum and co-organized a retrospective on Hesse for SFMOMA, an exhibition that received AICA’s first prize for the best monographic exhibition outside New York. With Sandra Phillips, she co-curated the retrospective Diane Arbus: Revelation at SFMOMA.

Lyle Rexer

Lyle Rexer
Photo by Jerry Spagnoli
Independent critic, curator, and writer Lyle Rexer is the author of The Critical Eye: 15 Pictures to Understand Photography (Intellect Ltd 2019), The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (Aperture 2009), and Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde: The New Wave in Old Processes, (Harry N. Abrams 2002) and others. He has published hundreds of catalog essays and articles on art, architecture, and photography and contributed to such publications as The New York Times, Harper’s, Art in America, among others. He has lectured at many institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Yale University, among others, and he teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate programs at SVA.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Tyhe Cooper reading.

Tyhe Cooper

Photo of Tyhe Cooper
Photo by Kayhl Cooper
Tyhe Cooper is a writer working in experimental prose, poetry, and digitality. They are the Production Editor and a poetry events curator at the Brooklyn Rail.

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