In Conversation: Liliana Porter & Humberto Moro
Join us on Zoom for a virtual tour of The Riddle / Charada
and conversation between Liliana Porter and Humberto Moro, Deputy Director and Senior Curator at Museo Tamayo Arte, Mexico City.
Tuesday April 20
12pm PT / 2pm CT / 3pm ET
Ben McLaughlin, Songbirds
, 2020, oil on panel, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches
paints scenes from memory. They could be a remembered still from a film, or an image from a magazine, book or travel brochure he once saw. Maybe an event he witnessed or a place he actually visited. They’re records of strange, unexplained moments that are hauntingly evocative. So much so, in fact, they often feel as if they might be your own recollections. Memory is tricky business: at the same time persistent and unstable. What is remembered and what do we invent? McLaughlin’s prowess is his ability to depict images that conjure associations and transport us a place that feels true… whether it is real or imagined.
Gideon Rubin, image courtesy of K Interiors, San Francisco
Jean Conner & Gideon Rubin
In a post-colonial, global society, identity — racial, cultural or gender — is no longer easily defined, as people reject traditional delineations. Rina Banerjee
offers up the optimistic possibility of a world freed from the constraints of conventional standards of beauty, worth, social pecking order and what is “proper.” We live in a moment of opportunity, Banerjee posits, when it's possible for individuals to define themselves in a way that is truly authentic.
Isabella Kirkland, Phasmid Eggs
, 2021, oil on polyester over panel, 48 x 60 inches
Self-taught in the meticulous and time-consuming techniques developed by 17th century Dutch painters, Kirkland directs her technical proficiency and rarefied access to biological specimen collections towards illuminating the ecological instability of the Anthropocene — and specifically, the acute threat to Earth’s smallest creatures and the domino effect that their demise would trigger.
Patricia Piccinini, The Awakening, 2019, still from digital video, duration: 9 minutes
Hosfelt Gallery presents the American premiere of Patricia Piccinini's
The Awakening, a 9 minute digital animation about something both quintessentially common and inordinately miraculous.
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Max Gimblett, The Return
, 2020, acrylic, water-based size and palladium leaf on canvas, 60 x 60 inches
Chief Curator and Associate Director of Special Collections & Exhibitions at The Getty Research Institute
Deputy Director at the Blanton Museum of Art at UT, Austin
Jean Conner, BEARCAT,
c. 1980, paper collage, 5 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches
In conjunction with ASSEMBLED: Bruce Conner / Jean Conner / Anonymous / Anonymouse / Emily Feather / Signed in Blood:
, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at The Morgan Library & Museum
, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Bruce Conner, UNTITLED
, c. 2000, photocopy collage, 6 x 4 1/2 inches
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