Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Presented at:
Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd. (at the corner of Westwood and Wilshire)
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Monika Baer, rote Wand, 2011, oil on canvas.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
7:30pm

Monika Baer

Monika Baer is a Berlin-based painter whose work engages with the legacy and the present state of painting at the threshold of figuration and abstraction.  Her complex, multi-layered paintings unfold fields of conflicts and persistently reflects on questions of authorship, painting’s relationship to objecthood, and its scenic character.  Formally and technically, they negotiate traditional motifs, gestures, and the contemporary condition of the praxis.  Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, including the Kestnergesellschaft in Hannover, the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Pinakothek der Moderne in München, the mumok in Vienna, and the Documenta 12 in Kassel.  She is represented by Galerie Barbara Weiss in Berlin, Richard Telles in Los Angeles, and Greene Naftali in New York.  Monika Baer is a Professor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and teaching at the UCLA Department of Art this Fall as a UC Regents’ Lecturer.


Darby English

Thursday, November 28, 2018
7:30pm

Darby English

Art historian Darby English probes art’s interaction with instituted forms of historical subjectivity and experience, focusing on artistic and other cultural manifestations of discomposure and optimism. He is the author of 1971: A Year in the Life of ColorHow to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness; and the forthcoming To Describe a Life: Essays at the Intersection of Art and Race Terror. He is a University of Chicago professor and an adjunct curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art.


Admission is free

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This lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the William D. Feldman Family Endowed Art Lecture Fund and is hosted by the Hammer Museum.