- Hannah Wilke New York, USA, 1940 - Houston, Texas, USA, 1993
- Edition/serial number:Unique work
- Media description:Video ("Philly"; Digital Betacam and DVD; b/w, sound, 32'), eight framed photographs, photograph with "Le grand verre" and a note, hand written by the artist, announcing the performance "Hannah Wilke Through the Large Glass"
- Category: Installation, Video, Photography
- Entry date:2006
- Register number:AD04494
Wilke begins dressed in a white suit, the same one that appears in the eight photos. This style of suit is associated with the sexual icons of the 1970s, as represented by Helmut Newton photographs and Yves Saint Laurent models, which show an apparently independent woman with a life beyond the home environment. By putting these referents onstage, Wilke set out a feminist critique of Duchamp’s patriarchal and dominating role, and of the way that avant-garde art demarcated female identity.
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