Thursday April 13, 2017
The WAG and BORDER CROSSINGS invite you to our next MATTER lecture with internationally acclaimed artist Ann Hamilton. Featuring two speakers per year, the MATTER lecture series brings significant artists, curators, writers, and cultural commentators from all across the globe to Winnipeg.
Thursday, April 13, 7pm • Followed by an onstage conversation with Robert Enright
Muriel Richardson Auditorium
Ann Hamilton’s work is as evocative as it is ephemeral. Her installations are visually stunning, and at once monumental yet surprisingly intimate. She is a visual poet of the threshold and a master of scale. Many of her works combine sculpture, architecture, video, sound, printmaking, photography, and the spoken word to create immersive environments that engage the senses and the imagination.
Ann Hamilton. The event of a thread, 2012-2013 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY. Photo: Ann Hamilton Studio.
Over the past 20 years, Hamilton has shown internationally with more than 67 one-person exhibitions and over 300 group shows. Recent commissions include: habitus (2016) in Philadelphia, a multi venue project that occupied the Fabric Workshop and Museum, and Municipal Pier 9; the event of a thread (2012-13) at the Park Avenue Armory, NY, where she used large swathes of fabric and human motion to populate the industrial-scale space; and in 2018, Hamilton will complete a conceptual project for the Cortland Street subway station in Lower Manhattan where her large woven texts from notable historical documents will be mounted on the walls.
Hamilton received a BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas in 1979 and an MFA in sculpture from Yale University in 1985. She is a Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University in the Department of Art and is currently the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's 2016–17 Bill and Stephanie Sick Distinguished Visiting Professor. Hamilton is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the National Medal of Arts, the MacArthur Fellowship, the NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, among many others, and her work is in numerous major public collections. She represented the United States at the 1999 Venice Biennale, and in 1991 represented the US at the Sao Paulo Biennale. For more, visit her website.
Watch for our next BORDER CROSSINGS + WAG lecture in fall 2017!
The MATTER Lecture Series is supported by the Winnipeg Foundation