Louise Lawler

Since the early 1980s, conceptual artist Louise Lawler has created installations and photographs that critically examine artworks in their environments. Her documentary images do not focus on the creation of these works, but rather on what happens to them once they enter public or private collections, auction houses, art fairs or museum exhibitions. Lawler rose to prominence when she casually photographed the 20th century collection of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine. In addition to collectors? personal curatorial choices, her works probe behind-the-scenes views of museums, such as a Gerhard Richter painting as it lays on its side during the de-installation of an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art or a disembodied Maurizio Catalan sculpture of Picasso whose head stares at his body as a Thomas Struth hangs behind it at the Marian Goodman booth at an art fair. Lawler received a B.F.A. from Cornell University, New York, in 1969. Her first career retrospective was held at Museum f?r Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; Kunstmuseum Basel in 2004. She has had one-person exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (1987) and the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C. (1997), among others. Lawler?s first major U.S. exhibition is scheduled to open this fall at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio. Join us as Lawler discusses her most recent projects. Please call Jenny Gheith at 312.443.3630 to make your reservation. All reservations must be made by Thursday, 14 September. The Society for Contemporary Art would like to acknowledge our partnership with Sotheby?s for this and upcoming events

Art Insitute of Chicago

06:00PM – Lecture
Price Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicag
Members – $15
Non-Members – $20

07:00PM – Dining
Millennium Park Room, The Art Institute of Ch
Members – $60
Non-Members – $75