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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SOLD OUT – NEW YORK | Artist Breakfast featuring Louise Lawler, WHY PICTURES NOW

Date(s): July 19, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM  EST - 10:30 AM  EST

9:00 AM, ArtTable National Office Lobby, 1 East 53rd Street, New York, 10023, 9:25 AM, MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street Entrance.


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Join ArtTable for our artist breakfast featuring Louise Lawler, WHY PICTURES NOW. This month's program will begin with breakfast in the lobby of ArtTable's National Office (1 East 53rd Street) and will continue at MoMA with a walk-through of Louise Lawler's major survey, WHY PICTURES NOW  with Curatorial Assistant Kelly Sidley. The artist will be present for a casual discussion following the tour.  

WHY PICTURES NOW, the first New York museum survey of the work of American artist Louise Lawler, is an exploration of her creative output, which has inspired fellow artists and cultural thinkers alike for the past four decades. The exhibition consists of a sequence of mural-scale, “adjusted to fit” images set in dynamic relation to non-linear groupings of photographs—of collectors’ homes, auction houses, and museum installations—distinctive of Lawler’s conceptual exercises. Additionally, a deceptively empty space presents black-and-white tracings of Lawler’s photographs that have been printed on vinyl and mounted directly to the wall. A display of the artist’s ephemera from the 1970s to today highlights the feminist and performative undercurrents of her art. 

Among the most intriguing aspects of Lawler’s working process is her continuous re-presentation, reframing, or restaging in the present, a strategy through which she revisits her own images by transferring them to different formats—from photographs to paperweights, tracings, and works she calls “adjusted to fit” (images stretched or expanded to fit the location of their display). Lawler’s critical strategies of reformatting existing content not only suggest the idea that pictures can have more than one life, but underpin the intentional, relational character of her farsighted art.

Thank you to Louise Lawler, Kelly Sidley, Curatorial Assistant, and Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA.

Image: Installation view of Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 30-July 30, 2017.  © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo by Martin Seck

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