Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave
Thursday, February 12, 2009, 12:30 p.m.
Education Classroom B, mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Art in the Long View at Lunchtime
In conversation with artists and MoMA Lecturers, explore long-term, process-based art and its impact on the experience of art. While many artists establish concrete goals, the processes we are interested in examining may span the lifetime of the artist, require ongoing participation or discussion, and be linked more to research and exploration than to a pre-established plan. Bring your lunch and discover how these challenges to the constraints of time and the expectations of final product and finality force viewers and participants to reconsider the role of art in society. This series serves as an incubator of ideas in advance of our upcoming Contemporary Art Forum on May 2 and 3.
Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave is the first major survey of the work of Marlene Dumas to be organized in the United States. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, and living in Amsterdam since 1976, Dumas rigorously investigates the human condition through portraiture, figuration, and an ongoing, painterly exploration of the body. This lecture explores Dumas's subjects, sources, and the myriad issues she addresses through her work.
Lecturer Esther Adler (MA, University of Maryland) is a curatorial assistant in the Department of Drawings at MoMA.
In conjunction with the exhibition Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave
Tickets are free but required and can be acquired on a first-come first-served basis online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.
To pick up tickets acquired online, proceed to the Education and Research Building reception desk at 4 West 54 Street beginning at noon on the day of the program.