The Touch of Light: Carel Balth Among His Contemporaries
Friday, December 9, 2011, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
FREE for Students and Henry Members | $5 General Audience
Advance tickets recommended, visit "http://www.strangertickets.com/calendar/3794242/henry-art-gallery/list"
Join guest curator Marek Wieczorek for a discussion of Videowatercolors: Carel Balth Among His Contemporaries, an exhibition that shows works by Dutch artist Balth in relation to a selection of artworks from the Henry’s permanent collection, among them Gerhard Richter, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Luisa Lambri. The talk will focus on how the exhibition explores the fascinating intersections between photography, painting, and new media.
Wieczorek is Associate Professor of Modern Art History at the University of Washington in Seattle specializing in late 19th- and early 20th-century avant-garde art and culture with a focus on abstraction. His publications on modern and contemporary art include texts on De Stijl, Piet Mondrian, Georges Vantongerloo, Gerhard Richter, the Situationist International, and “bioart.” He has curated exhibitions in Europe and the US and worked on the traveling retrospective of Vantongerloo (Duisburg, Germany, and The Hague, the Netherlands) and the recent exhibition of De Stijl at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.