When experimental photographer and long-time UCLA professor Robert Heinecken’s retrospective opened at MoMA last year, Karen Rosenberg wrote a New York Times review. The technical open-mindedness and media-savvy of Heinecken’s work impressed her, but “much of it looked, and still looks, oblivious to the advent of feminism.” What to make of Heinecken’s use of pornographic nudes or plastic ladies from spreads in men’s magazines? The artist’s retrospective is at the Hammer now and a group of artists, curators and scholars are asking that question. Was Heinecken feminist, misogynist or a little of both? Does it matter?

Tue., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/09/14)

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