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ArtisTalk: Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton, indigo blue, 1991/2007. Blue cotton clothing, wood and steel platform, wood table and stool, book, eraser. Commissioned for “Places with a Past: New Site-Specific Art at Charleston’s Spoleto Festival,” Charleston, South Carolina, May 24–August 24, 1991. Collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2007.99.A–D. Image courtesy of the Ann Hamilton Studio. Photo: John McWilliams.

Ann Hamilton, indigo blue, 1991/2007. Blue cotton clothing, wood and steel platform, wood table and stool, book, eraser. Commissioned for “Places with a Past: New Site-Specific Art at Charleston’s Spoleto Festival,” Charleston, South Carolina, May 24–August 24, 1991. Collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2007.99.A–D. Image courtesy of the Ann Hamilton Studio. Photo: John McWilliams.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

ArtisTalk: Ann Hamilton
M. Victor Leventritt Lecture

Ann Hamilton, in conversation with Mary Schneider Enriquez, Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums

Ann Hamilton is a visual artist internationally recognized for the sensory surrounds of her large-scale multimedia installations. Noted for their dense accumulation of materials, her liminal environments create immersive experiences that poetically respond to the architectural presence and social history of their sites. Her talk will focus on her early 1990s installations at the Dia Art Foundation in New York and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as her most recent performance and public works, including a major new work in a public installation titled the event of a thread, at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, from December 7, 2012, through January 6, 2013.

The ArtisTalk lecture series for 2012–13 focuses on Art in Public Space—a timely subject as the Harvard Art Museums consider the reinstallation of the enhanced 32 Quincy Street building. Speakers include contemporary artists from Latin America, Europe, and the United States whose work engages viewers in public settings of varying scale and conditions—enclosed or open, vast or intimate—and in visual practices of various means—from performance to painting, sculpture, installation, printmaking, and film. The lectures will include conversations with the artists, who will discuss issues of place, scale, and performative aspects of their work, among other ideas.

A reception and open galleries will follow.

Free admission.

Limited complimentary parking at Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street.

The M. Victor Leventritt Fund was established through the generosity of the wife, children, and friends of the late M. Victor Leventritt, Harvard Class of 1935. The purpose of the fund is to present outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities.

Modern and contemporary art programs are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums.

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