Rodney McMillian, Untitled (The Supreme Court Painting), 2004-2006. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

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

Untitled, 2005. Single channel video on DVD. 3 min. 41 sec. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:30pm

Rodney McMillian

Rodney McMillian's artistic practice embodies a wide range of media and techniques. An overarching concern in his work is the relationship between language, aesthetics and content. Recent solo exhibitions include those hosted by the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions worldwide, including the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; and the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates. He is an Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of 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.

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Past Lectures

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7:30pm

Ben Davis

Ben Davis is an art critic living and working in New York City. He is currently National Art Critic for artnet News, and critic-in-residence at Montclair State University. He was formerly executive editor of and was one of the editors of The Elements of Architecture, the catalogue for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. His writings have appeared in Adbusters, The Brooklyn Rail, Frieze, New York,, The Village Voice, and many other venues. He is author of 9.5 Theses on Art and Class (Haymarket, 2013). View video


Jennifer Pastor, Endless Arena (detail), electroless nickel plated steel, fiberglass and paint, 2012.
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:30pm

Jennifer Pastor

Though Jennifer Pastor's work is informed by recognizable societal moments, she "has no interest in quick reads, trendy gimmicks or convictions that take shape in the blink of an eye," wrote the Los Angeles Times critic David Pagel in 2013. For Endless Arena (2009-12), a large-scale sculpture with roots in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, she extensively researched the murky world of underground fighting. Pastor's work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and FRAC Bourgone Dijon, France. She has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She is Professor of Art at UC Irvine. View video

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