Artists on the Future: Catherine Opie and Rebecca Solnit

Video (1:09:47): The conversation between queer feminist artist Catherine Opie and feminist author Rebecca Solnit which touches on issues vital to our society is moderated by Matthew Tiews, Stanford University’s interim Senior Associate Vice President for the Arts.

About the Artists

Biographies by Stanford University:

“Catherine Opie is an artist working with photography, film, collage, and ceramics. She was a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow recipient and the Robert Mapplethorpe Resident in Photography at the American Academy in Rome for 2021. Opie’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and abroad and is held in over 50 major collections throughout the world. Her first monograph, Catherine Opie, was recently published by Phaidon. Opie received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and lives and works in Los Angeles. She holds the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Endowed Chair in Art at UCLA, where she is also Chair of the Department of Art.

Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than 20 books on feminism, western and urban history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and catastrophe. Her books include Orwell’s Roses, Recollections of My Nonexistence, Hope in the Dark, Men Explain Things to Me, and A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster. A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she writes regularly for The Guardian and serves on the board of the climate group Oil Change International.”

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