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The Artist in the Museum
Reconsidering the Artist’s Eye

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7–8:30pm EDT

Contemporary artists are often invited by museums to create site-responsive work, or to inhabit the role of artist-as-curator. As museums begin the important work of reevaluating their display practices, what part can artists play in this process? Using Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera—an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art—as a starting point, this online panel discussion will bring together different perspectives on artist/museum collaborations. Artists Liz Glynn and Ken Gonzales-Day join Vera Lutter in conversation, moderated by Jennifer King, associate curator of contemporary art at LACMA. To register for the event, visit www.lacma.org.

Vera Lutter, European Old Masters: December 7, 2018 - January 9, 2019, 2018–19 © Vera Lutter

Vera Lutter, European Old Masters: December 7, 2018 - January 9, 2019, 2018–19 © Vera Lutter

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Vera Lutter, Drilling Tower, Kvaerner: November 29, 2000, 2000, installation view, Flannels, London © Vera Lutter. Photo: courtesy W1 Curates

Public Installation

W1 Curates
Art For Your World: Vera Lutter

September 28–October 10, 2021
Flannels, London
www.w1curates.com

Vera Lutter’s photograph Drilling Tower, Kvaerner: November 29, 2000 (2000) is being exhibited digitally on a three-story building on Oxford Street in London, presented by W1 Curates, which brings art to the people by using cutting-edge technology to transform the exterior of the Flannels London flagship store into a digital exhibition space.

Lutter’s photograph will be one of eight artworks auctioned at Sotheby’s beginning October 8 in support of WWF’s campaign Art For Your World. This initiative seeks to mobilize the art world in the fight against the climate crisis by raising funds toward WWF’s work halting deforestation, supporting indigenous communities, restoring trees and forests, replanting seagrass meadows, protecting endangered species, and promoting sustainable lifestyles, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November.

Vera Lutter, Drilling Tower, Kvaerner: November 29, 2000, 2000, installation view, Flannels, London © Vera Lutter. Photo: courtesy W1 Curates

Vera Lutter, School of El Greco, The Apostle St. Andrew, c. 1600: March 2–May 14, 2017, 2017 © Vera Lutter

In Conversation

In Response
Perspectives on “Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera”

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 7pm EDT

As part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s In Response program, architect Barbara Bestor, lacma associate curator Tushara Bindu Gude, artist Janna Ireland, and Helen Frankenthaler Foundation executive director Elizabeth Smith will reflect on Vera Lutter’s photographs documenting lacma using a camera obscura, which were taken between February 2017 and January 2019. The talk will be moderated by Jennifer King, lacma associate curator. In Response brings together creative thinkers from different fields to share diverse perspectives on the museum’s exhibitions. Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera will open to the public on April 1. To join the online event, register at web.zoom.us.

Vera Lutter, School of El Greco, The Apostle St. Andrew, c. 1600: March 2–May 14, 2017, 2017 © Vera Lutter

Installation view, Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 29–August 9, 2020. Artwork © Vera Lutter. Photo: © Museum Associates/LACMA

Tour

Vera Lutter
Museum in the Camera

Friday, January 29, 2021, 3–4pm EST

Join Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan and the museum’s associate curator of contemporary art Jennifer King for an insightful conversation and tour of the exhibition Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera. Between February 2017 and January 2019, Lutter documented LACMA using a camera obscura, creating photographs that examine the museum’s exterior architecture, gallery interiors, and permanent collection. Museum in the Camera features the compelling photographs made during this two-year residency. To watch the live event, RSVP at lacma.org.

Installation view, Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 29–August 9, 2020. Artwork © Vera Lutter. Photo: © Museum Associates/LACMA

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