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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

NEW YORK | Artist Breakfast with Maren Hassinger

Start Date: 9/12/2018 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 9/12/2018 9:30 AM EDT

Venue Name: The 8th Floor

17 West 17th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY  United States  10011

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

ArtTable Programs
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


Members I $20
Guests | $25


Join ArtTable for Artist Breakfasts, a series of conversations with artists. These intimate monthly breakfasts feature leading figures in the visual arts in discussion with curators, academics, and critics. This month we will hear from Maren Hassinger whose exhibition, Maren Hassinger: Monuments, is currently on view at the Marcus Garvey Park as part of inHarlem, a project presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem. Hassinger also has work in The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation’s group show Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair at The 8th Floor.

Maren Hassinger

Born Maren Louise Jenkins, Hassinger grew up in Los Angeles. She enrolled at Bennington College, Vermont, in 1965 for dance, which she had studied since the age of five. She graduated four years later, however, with a bachelor's degree in sculpture, though her interest in dance would remain strong and she often integrates it into her sculptural forms. After a brief stay in New York, she returned to Los Angeles to pursue an MFA in fiber from the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating in 1973. Hassinger's study of fibers proved beneficial to her work in sculpture, and she learned techniques that would inform her later work. Since 1997 she has been director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, bringing her spirit of experimentation to teaching as well.

Whether through sculpture or performance, Hassinger does not offer an obvious encounter for the viewer. She allows the tensions inherent in her work to remain unresolved precisely because she trusts the viewer to form his or her own opinion. What results is not a didactic experience of art but rather a sensory discovery of what it means to be an individual. With works that are sometimes participatory and always experiential, Hassinger uses the sensual and the contemplative, understatement and evocation, to offer her viewers an opportunity to discover, reflect, and connect. See Hassinger's full bio

This program is generously hosted by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation at The 8th Floor.

Inspired by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, The 8th Floor gallery is committed to broadening the access and availability of art to New York audiences. Seeking to foster cultural exchange, The 8th Floor explores the potential of art as an instrument for social change in the 21st century, through an annual program of innovative contemporary art exhibitions and an events program comprised of performances, salon-style discussions, and those organized by external partners. Currently on view is
Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair
, an exhibition featuring artists who employ strategies of reuse in their artmaking.

Thank you to ArtTable NY's Artist Breakfast Committee for organizing this event. 
Image: MAREN HASSINGER. Our Lives, 2008/2015. Shredded, twisted and wrapped New York Times newspapers; 72 in. dia.
Photo: Adam Reich, NYC
Courtesy of Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.

ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization.
All programs are non-refundable.

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