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A Material Conversation
Frankenthaler working on "Untitled" (1991) in her studio, Saddle Rock Road, Shippan Point, Stamford, Conn., July 1991. Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Archives, New York. Photograph by Vincent Dion; Corday with full-scale model of “Knoun,” 2012, photos courtesy of Corday Studio; Helen Frankenthaler working on "Rapunzel" (1974) in her East Eighty-third Street studio, New York, 1974. Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Archives, New York. Photograph by Edward Youkilis. Artwork © 2024 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Corday working on “Perces [Polyptych],” 2015, photo courtesy of Corday Studio.

A Material Conversation

Please join SITE SANTA FE and Radius Books as Christine Corday and art historian Alexander Nemerov discuss the enduring legacy of Helen Frankenthaler’s soak-stain technique and its continued influence on generations of artists across media.

*The program continues at 2pm with Composition: A Material Continuation, when Corday will present a multidisciplinary exploration of her work accompanied by live performances of A Madrigal Opera by Philip Glass. Ticketed separately.

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Christine Corday is an international multidisciplinary artist known for monumental concepts and installations. Recent project ‘Sans Titre’ culminated in Art as the thirty-sixth nation and final global contributor to the material build of a star on Earth, ITER [Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance, France]; as well as ongoing solo museum exhibitions and public works in civic collections worldwide. As sculptor, Corday engages a material-based practice in the evolving human-scale of perception and fundamental forces. She works in temperature, pressure and material states of atomic elements in close collaboration with Nobel laureate astrophysicists and EarthShot finalist chemists; National Academy of Engineering-awarded engineers; and a broad range of material sciences, cultural anthropology, chemistry, and phenomenology.

Alexander Nemerov is the author of Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York (Penguin), praised by Vogue as one of its best books of 2021 and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography that year. Nemerov’s most recent book, The Forest: A Fable of America in the 1830s, has been called by the novelist Annie Proulx “one of the richest books ever to come my way…Deeply beautiful, achingly painful, and astonishingly tender.” Nemerov is featured in Nathaniel Kahn’s HBO documentary about the art world, The Price of Everything (2018). He teaches art history at Stanford University.