A collaboration between feminist artist Judith Palmer and novelist Ben Stolzfus, ROMOLAND uses 25 art works as generative surfaces for a series of dialogues between a man and a woman. The Riverside Art Museum, in partnership with the Inlandia Institute, celebrates the 2016 publication of ROMOLAND by Knut House Press. Join us on November 19 at 12 noon for a spoken-word performance and book signing.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
Whether you go or not, ROMOLAND: A PICTONOVEL, is ironic, comic and playful. It is a postmodern event conjoining Judith Palmer, a feminist artist, and Ben Stoltzfus, a novelist.The pictures and the text explore the historical subjection of women by men, their deliverance through art and the dismantling of cultural codes. Both texts foreground the voice of the Other as it manifests itself in the traces, lines and cracks of speech, be they visual or verbal. The arabesques of the woman’s sensibilities oppose the squares of man’s authority. Her art speaks and his text sees. Together, they unveil another space between the pictures and the text — the body of bliss and equality.