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Thursday, January 25, 2018

NEW YORK | Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies, Exhibition and Book presentation

Date(s): January 25, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM  EST - 8:00 PM  EST


Members and Guests | $10 

Join ArtTable and Barbara Hammer for an exclusive view of Hammer's exhibition Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies, the launch of the monograph accompanying the show and a private reception.

Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies is a multifaceted exhibition-project that delves into the life’s work and resonating impact of a lesbian feminist artist and filmmaker Barbara Hammer. Revolving around a retrospective at Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art, Evidentiary Bodies as a project encompasses exhibitions, a publication, performances, readings, and an extensive film program at various locations across New York City.

Known to most as a pioneer in queer cinema, this occasion marks the first where a large breadth of Hammer’s work can be witnessed and studied side-by-side. The exhibition at Leslie-Lohman brings together both known and previously unseen films, videos, paintings, drawings, collages, installations, and archival presentations to foreground resonating themes and qualities within Hammer’s ongoing practice. Encompassing matters of lesbian subjectivity and sexuality, politics and representation, and visceral manifestations of pleasure and discomfort, Evidentiary Bodies tells a story of the relations, imprints, and textures that continue to shape Hammer’s oeuvre since the 1960s.

For more information see 
here. This exhibition was also featured in New York Times' "The Best Art of 2017," see here

About the Artist
Barbara Hammer (b. 1939) is an American feminist artist known as a pioneer in experimental film. She has had film retrospectives at the Jeu de Palme (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Tate Modern, National Gallery of Art (DC)
Kunsthall (Oslo, Norway), Toronto Film Festival, and Pink Life Queer Festival (Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey). Her work was included in 1985, 1989, and 1993 Whitney Biennials and is included in the permanent collections of the Australian Center for the Moving Image, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Centre Georges Pompidou, and elsewhere. She is the author of Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life (Feminist Press 2009). She holds a Masters in Literature (1963) and a Masters in Film (1975) from San Francisco State University in California. She lives and works in New York City and Kerhonkson, New York.

About the Curators
Staci Bu Shea is Curator at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons in Utrecht, Netherlands, and researches and writes about social reproduction and relations, collaborative practices, materiality 
and embodiment. Staci has organized exhibitions and programs in the US and Europe. Staci is co-curator of Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies.

Carmel Curtis is an independent moving image archivist and curator who has experience working with a range of institutions and individuals including the United Nations, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYU, Dirty Looks, and XFR Collective. Carmel is co-curator of Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies.

Thank you to Barbara Hammer for participating in this program and to Elisabeth Rochau-Shalem for organizing.

Image: Barbara Hammer, Double Strength (still), 1978, 16mm film transferred to digital video, courtesy of Barbara Hammer and KOW, Berlin

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SoCal | Guided VIP Tour of ALAC (Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair)

Date(s): January 25, 2018

Time: 4:00 PM  PST - 5:00 PM  PST

Members  I $10
Guests | $15


Join ArtTable
 SoCal for an exclusive VIP tour of ALAC (Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair)!

For those of you who requested VIP Passes or have received the passes on your own, please join us for a guided introductory and highlights tour of the ALAC fair during preview hours with Art Muse guide, Angela Bryant, Founder and Director of the Abryant Gallery, an art consultation service and rotating contemporary art gallery for young/new and emerging artists. Angela is a practicing artist, adjunct professor, an independent curator, guest lecturer, and is the co-founder of MOUNT Curatorial Residency.  She holds an MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.  The tour will begin promptly at 4:00, so please arrive and park well in advance (by 4:00 the nearby lots will be full). VIP viewing hours begin at 2:00 that day. We look forward to seeing you then!


Thank you to Clare Kunny, Founder and Director of ArtMuseLA.

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SOUTHERN CA |Art LA Contemporary 2018/Special Access VIP Passes

Date(s): January 25, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM  PST - 7:00 PM  PST

The Barker Hanger, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405


Free for Members
Please note that members must register prior to November 29.



Join ArtTable members for special access to the Art LA Contemporary Art Fair and its fabulous VIP programs and events. 

The VIP pass includes admission to the VIP opening on Thursday, January 25, at the Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, as well as complimentary access to the ever-popular and quick-to-fill-up special private collection tours and other exclusive events planned each year in connection with the fair.

Those members who are interested in receiving VIP entry passes and access to special events, please register here with your name, email, and mailing address.  Art LA Contemporary will email you when their program schedule is available—be sure to sign up early, as space for these special events is limited.  Your entry passes will be sent to you via snail mail.

Please respond by Wednesday, November 29.


Thank you to Alice Dison at ALAC.



Image Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017. Photo by Gina Clyne.

ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization. All programs are non-refundable and tax deductible in the amount allowable by law. 

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