Dance of Death
Dimensions: 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Danielle Rice in memory of Anne d'Harnoncourt and Sylvia Sleigh, 2010
About: A filmmaker, photographer, and performance artist, Eleanor Antin creates multiple personae by altering her physical appearance and actions. The artist invents characters, such as Eleanora Antinova—the fictitious African American ballerina of the Ballets Russes—to challenge existing conditions with a proposition for change. Her feminist concerns center on confronting biological restrictions—like sex and age—that limit access to opportunity.
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