5 October 2018
Friday 5 October, 6.30 – 7.30pm
UCL Darwin Building Lecture Theatre, accessed via Malet Place, Bloomsbury Campus, WC1E 6BT
Painter Allison Katz and Amy Sillman discuss their work and influences, painting as an expanded medium, and the role of language and writing within their practices.
This event is organised with the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.
Amy Sillman (b. 1955, Detroit, USA) lives and works in New York City. Her works have been exhibited internationally in solo exhibitions which include: Gladstone 64, New York (2018); Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (2017); The Drawing Center, New York (2017); Portikus, Frankfurt/Main (2016); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2015); ICA Boston, MA; Aspen Art Museum and Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (all 2013). Her works have been presented in countless group exhibitions at public institutions including: Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany (2018); Kunsthaus Hamburg (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit (2017); Modern Art Oxford, UK (2016); Whitney Museum of Art, New York (2016, 2015, 2014); Hammer Museum at Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA (2016); Tate Modern, London (2015); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2014); Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (2014); Wexner Center, Columbus (2013); and Kunstverein München, Germany (2013). Since 2015 Sillman has held the position of Professor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt/Main.
Allison Katz (b. Montreal, Canada) has been the subject of institutional exhibitions at Oakville Galleries, Canada and MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Boston, USA (2018), and Kunstverein Freiburg in Germany (2015). Upcoming solo exhibitions in 2018 will take place at Gió Marconi, Milan and Antenna Space, Shanghai. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Lulu, Mexico City, Metro Pictures, New York, Tate St Ives, South London Gallery, and Sculpture Center, New York. In addition, her work has been shown in collaborations with DAS INSTITUT at the Serpentine Gallery, UK (2016) and with Fredrik Vaerslev at Bergen Kunsthall, NO and Le Consortium, FR (2016-2017). Katz spent the summer of 2017 in residence at the studio of Sol LeWitt in Spoleto, Italy. Her work has been featured on the cover of The White Review, Frieze, CURA and Metropolis M magazines. Her first monograph will be forthcoming in 2019. She has been a visiting tutor at Slade since 2016.
Established in 1871, The Slade School of Fine Art approaches the practice of contemporary art and the history and theories that inform it in an experimental, research-oriented and imaginative way. An art school with a world leading reputation, the Slade makes a significant contribution to the field of contemporary art both nationally and internationally.
This event will take place at UCL Darwin Building Lecture Theatre, Bloomsbury Campus.
Free, but booking is essential.