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Thursday, January 25, 2018

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

Start Date: 1/25/2018 6:00 PM EST
End Date: 1/25/2018 8:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

26 Wooster Street
New York, NY  United States  10013

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

Imogen Fairbairn
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735


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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Closed: 1/26/2018 4:00 PM

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