Amie Siegel, Double Negative, 2015, two synchronized 16 mm films, HD color video. Image courtesy of the artist & Simon Preston Gallery, NY.

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

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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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Michael Smith, Sears Class Portraits (1999-ongoing). Courtesy the artist.
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:30pm

Michael Smith

Michael Smith, who began his career as an abstract painter, now performs and makes videos, sculpture, drawings, multimedia installations, and puppet shows. His work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and New Museum, New York; Glasgow International; Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; Mumok, Vienna; Blanton Museum, Austin; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. His works are in the permanent collections of Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; MoMA, New York; and Centre Pompidou, Paris.

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Roger Herman. Photo: Joshua White
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:30pm

Roger Herman

Roger Herman is professor of painting and drawing in the UCLA Department of Art. His paintings, large-scale woodcuts, and ceramics have exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include shows at Lefebvre et Fils, Paris; Richard Telles, Los Angeles; Carpenters Workshop, London; and ACME, Los Angeles. His work is included in many private and public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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Amie Siegel, Double Negative, 2015, two synchronized 16mm films, HD color video. Image courtesy of the artist & Simon Preston Gallery, New York.
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7:30pm

Amie Siegel

American artist Amie Siegel’s work moves between film, video, photography, performance and installation. Siegel’s layered, meticulously constructed works trace and perform the undercurrents of systems of value, cultural ownership and image-making. Recent solo exhibitions include Double Negative, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; Ricochet, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart; Provenance, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and MAK, Vienna; Imitation of Life, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin and The Architects, Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York. She has participated in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; MAXXI Museum, Rome; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Walker Art Center, MN; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Swiss Institute, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara; MoMA/PS1, Queens, and the Hayward Gallery, London. Her films have been shown widely including at the Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, MoMA, New York and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Siegel has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm, the Guggenheim Foundation, a recipient of the 2010 ICA Boston’s Foster Prize, a 2012 Sundance Institute award and 2014 Berlin Film Festival award as well as a 2015 Creative Capital Grantee. She lives and works in New York City.
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