The Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts will conclude its Fall 2022 Visiting Artists’ Program with Hilma’s Ghost, an artist collective consisting of Dannielle Tegeder and Sharmistha Ray. 

Hilma’s Ghost, a feminist artist collective, was co-founded by Brooklyn-based artists Sharmistha Ray (they/them) and Dannielle Tegeder (she/her) two years ago during the height of the pandemic. Their namesake Hilma af Klint’s groundbreaking exhibition at the Guggenheim in 2018 served as a reckoning for art history’s blind spots, especially for women artists considered too ‘mystical’ for the conservative art world.  

Hilma’s Ghost believes that western heteropatriarchal societies’ false binary between spirituality and science has served to overlook women artists whose explorations of ancient and pre-modern knowledge systems is a source of personal strength and aesthetic innovation. The collective acts as a restorative project that uplifts the voices of women, trans, and nonbinary artists using abstraction and mysticism in their work and makes them visible. 

The lecture will take place on Thursday, December 1, from 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, Room 110. This event is free and open to the public.