Curators in Conversation | Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris – 10/22/23

Video (1:00:43): Co-curators Simonetta Fraquelli and Cindy Kang discuss Laurencin’s life and work in this Curators in Conversation discussion that took place on opening day of Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris on view at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia from 10/22/23 – 1/21/24. Presenting more than 50 works by Laurencin, it examines how her visualization of a “sapphic modernity” subtly but radically challenges existing narratives of modern European art.

Exhibition Catalogue

The Barnes Foundation writes, ‘The 208-page illustrated exhibition catalogue Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris is published by the Barnes Foundation in association with Yale University Press. Edited by exhibition co-curators Simonetta Fraquelli and Cindy Kang, the book includes essays from the curators, Christine Poggi, Rachel Silveri, and Jelena Kristic, along with contributions from Oriane Poret and Corrinne Chong. The authors consider Laurencin’s relationship to cubism; the pivotal period of her exile in Spain; the role of decorative projects in her career; her graphic work and illustrated books; and her interpretation of sapphic modernity. The exhibition and book illuminate how Laurencin’s work subtly but radically challenges existing histories of modern European art.’

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