Exploitation, Political (In)Correctness, and Ethical Dilemmas – a talk at COA

Posted Sept. 15, 2012, at 3:21 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: College of the Atlantic - Gates Community Center, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: Donna Gold; 207-288-5015;

BAR HARBOR, ME—Barbara DeGenevieve, an artist whose work explores many issues of sexuality, gender and censorship, will be speaking about the ethics of working in these fields in a talk called “Exploitation, Political (In)Correctness, and Ethical Dilemmas.” The talk will be at College of the Atlantic’s Gates Community Center. The talk will be on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

DeGenevieve is an interdisciplinary artist who works in photography, video, and performance. She lectures widely on her work as well as subjects including sexuality, gender, trans-sexuality, censorship, ethics, and pornography. Her writing on these subjects has been published in art, photographic, and scholarly journals, and her work has been exhibited internationally.

She received her MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico in 1980, and the same year began teaching at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. Before joining the faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994, she taught at San Jose State University, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the California College of Art.

DeGenevieve has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowships, and has been the recipient of three Illinois Arts Council grants among others. DeGenevieve currently chairs the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute. For more on her work visit For more on DeGenevieve’s talk at COA’s Gates Center on Thursday, Sept. 20, contact Nancy Andrews at or 288-5015.