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


Darby English

Wednesday, 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.


Candice Lin

Thursday, January 24, 2019
7:30pm

Candice Lin

Candice Lin is an interdisciplinary artist who works with installation, drawing, video, and living materials and processes, such as mold, mushrooms, bacteria, fermentation, and stains. Lin has had recent solo exhibitions at Portikus, Frankfurt; Bétonsalon, Paris; and Gasworks, London, as well as group exhibitions at the Hammer Museum (2018), LA; Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2017); New Museum, New York (2017); SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York (2017), among others.


Diedrich Diederichsen

Thursday, February 28, 2019
7:30pm

Diedrich Diederichsen

The work of German cultural critic Diedrich Diederichsen focuses on pop-music, contemporary art, modern composition, cinema, theater, and politics. Diederichsen is currently Professor of Theory, Practice, and Communication of Contemporary Art at the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna. His recent publications include Körpertreffer – Zur Ästhetik der nachpopulären Künste (Adorno Lectures), Über Pop-Musik, Köln: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, and The Whole Earth: California and the Disappearance of the Outside.


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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.