Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018
Pioneering feminist visual artist and experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer has pursued a multiple praxis for the past forty years, with resonating impact on young artists today. Her work was included in the 1985, 1989, and 1993 Whitney Biennials and is in the permanent collections of the Australian Center for the Moving Image; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and elsewhere. She is the author of Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life. She has had major retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Kunsthall Oslo; Toronto International Film Festival; Muzeum Sztuki, Krakow; Ujazdowski, Warsaw; Museum Sztuki MS2, Lodz; and Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. The Austrian Film Museum will present a retrospective of her work in spring 2018. Hammer is represented by KOW Gallery, Berlin, and Company Gallery, New York. She currently lives and works in New York City.