Jenni Sorkin is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and Critical Theory at the University of Houston.
Second Life: Chrysalis Magazine by Jenni Sorkin
Chrysalis: A Magazine of Women’s Culture (1977-1980) was a short-lived but influential feminist publication that was collectively produced by artists and writers active in the Los Angeles feminist movement. Chrysalis’ complete integration of art, literature, and cultural studies was distinct from other journals of the era, in particular, Heresies, which began the same year in New York.
Mythology and the Remake: The Culture of Re-performance and Strategies of Simulation by Jenni Sorkin
For many years now, performance art has been, for the most part, enlivened, heightened and disseminated through its retelling in various exhibition catalogs, museum object labels and scholarly publications. This changed at the millennium: compelled by the new century and the perception of historical distance, “re-performance” became, for some museum curators, a thrilling idea.