Yale University Library News

Noticing Women in Elite Sports: Research and Process in the Bikini Mosaics

March 12, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 3:00 pm, in the SML Lecture Hall

Artist Angela Lorenz will discuss her work Victorious Secret: Elite Olympic Champions as Dancing Bikini Girls, which will be on display at the Sterling Memorial Library and the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library from the last week of March through June. The Arts Library has been collecting Lorenz’s works in book format for over twenty years and holds over thirty examples of her artists’ books, which often use humor and word play to address social issues. In Victorious Secret, Lorenz addresses gender inequality through the lens of art history, discussing how elite Olympic athletes portrayed in mosaics circa 300 AD were in modern times first identified as “dancing bikini girls.”

This installation of Victorious Secret is sponsored by The Bibliographical Press. Please join us in the press room (near the L&B room) after the lecture to meet the artist and print a keepsake on the Albion hand press.

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