James Benning

Artist Lecture Series

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



Nancy Rubins, Monochrome for Paris, 2013. Photo: Erich Koyama
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:30pm

Nancy Rubins

Nancy Rubins' large scale, outdoor sculptures are on permanent display at institutions throughout the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; and l'Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France. Her solo exhibitions include those hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; ARTPACE, San Antonio; Miami Art Museum; Fonds regional d'art contemporain de Bourgogne, France; SculptureCenter, Long Island, New York; Lincoln Center, New York; and Navy Pier, Chicago. Her work is part of numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France. Rubins was born in Naples, Texas, raised in Tullahoma, Tennessee, and studied at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore (BFA, 1974) and the University of California, Davis (MFA, 1976). She currently lives and works in Topanga Canyon, California.


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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.

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Past Lectures


Photo: Natascha Unkart
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:30pm

James Benning

Acclaimed experimental filmmaker, James Benning was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1942. He has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, Austin Film Society, National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Austrian Film Museum in Vienna, presented a retrospective of his films in 2007. Recent work, Two Cabins, centers around two cabins that he replicated on his property in the Sierra foothills: Henry David Thoreau's shelter from Walden Pond and Ted Kaczynski's plywood shack. His installations have been staged at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels. Earlier this year, he had his first solo museum exhibition, Decoding Fear, at Kunsthaus Graz, Austria. His films have shown throughout Asia, the Americas, and Europe. He teaches film/video at CalArts.




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