Q&A with Saul Ostrow

March 26, 2016


Q&A with Saul Ostrow


In celebration of Here’s Looking Back at You: Images of Woman from the ESKFF Collection, the exhibition’s curator Saul Ostrow will appear in conversation with writer and editor Alex Zafiris
in the 5th floor gallery at 3PM.

When examining the personal collection of Eileen Kaminsky, Ostrow observed an emphasis on Woman, and most particularly, the various parameters and subjectivities that influence how both artist and viewer confront female representation. As a starting point for this exhibition, Ostrow referenced Jacques Lacan, the early 20th century French philosopher and psychoanalyst who controversially declared “La femme n’existe pas” (Woman does not exist) as a strong statement against the idea of the female as the “other” to the male. Instead, the female is a being and force of her own within the human race.  

The discussion will center around the genesis of the exhibition, including Kaminsky's collecting habits, her curatorial eye, and Ostrow's engagement and response to her choices.

RSVP to talks@manacontemporary.com to reserve your seat.

Image: Cindy Sherman, Nurse, 1980-87