She Doesn't Get the Rules is a performance lecture that explores the role of the muse through channeling the surrealist technique of automatism as a way to examine the inability for the avant-garde to be radical under a patriarchal capitalist system. Originally presented at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Rasmussen expands on the original PowerPoint performance to incorporate layered interests in pop culture, power structures and the re-telling of art history through a feminist lens.
This event will be the first in our public programming series Field of Vision. Field of Vision is Gallery 44’s new thematic public programming series exploring the larger conversations surrounding photography and contemporary image culture. Taking a variety of forms - performance lectures, artist talks, readings, dinner parties, film screenings – each programming year will explore a theme and its relevance to contemporary image making practices and dialogues. Our first theme, Feminist Citation, looks at how knowledge is reproduced and attempts to shift and expand the kinds of knowledge that are brought forward.
Elise Rasmussen received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a Merit Scholarship (2007), and her BFA with Honours from Ryerson University (2004). Elise is represented by ESP | Erin Stump Projects in Toronto, and her work has been exhibited, performed and screened at international venues including the Brooklyn Museum, CCS Bard Hessel Museum (Annandale-on-Hudson), Pioneer Works (NY), Night Gallery (LA), the Berman Museum of Art (Philadelphia), the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), Standpoint Gallery (London), Werkschauhalle (Leipzig), Dazibao (Montreal), Gallery 101 (Ottawa), and TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary. She has been written about in publications such as Art in America, BOMB Magazine, and the New Inquiry and is the 2016 recipient of the Barbara Spohr Memorial Award from the Banff Centre. Elise has been an artist in residence at a number of institutions including the Nirox Foundation (South Africa), the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), Pioneer Works (NY), LMCC Process Space (NY), SOMA (Mexico City), and has been a participant in the Art & Law Program and the New Museum Seminar (NY). In 2016 she was awarded the Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant and the International Residencies Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Originally from Edmonton, Canada, Elise is based in Brooklyn, NY.