Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Katharina Sieverding, in conversation with Lynette Roth, Daimler-Benz Associate Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums
Since the late 1960s, the Czech-born German artist Katharina Sieverding has consistently pushed the boundaries of the photographic medium in her use of large-scale images, extreme close-ups, and techniques such as solarization, color ﬁlters, or composite imagery. A student of Joseph Beuys, Sieverding uses her artistic practice—photography, ﬁlm, and installation—to address the relationship of the individual to society. Through her work, she participates in public discourse, often outside the space of the gallery.
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 (ﬁrst ﬂoor) will follow.
The ArtisTalk series was 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.
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.