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Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, Osedax, 2010 (still) © Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher

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Dhaka Art Summit

February 7–15, 2020
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
www.dhakaartsummit.org

William Forsythe and Ellen Gallagher are participating in Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements. Over nine days, five hundred artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers will join in panel discussions, performances, and symposia addressing the theme: “What is a movement and how do we ignite one beyond the confines of an art exhibition?” The event is free and open to the public. 

Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, Osedax, 2010 (still) © Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher

Installation view, Ellen Gallagher with Edgar Cleijne: Liquid Intelligence, Wiels, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, February 2–April 28, 2019. Artwork © Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher

In Conversation

Ellen Gallagher, Dalilla Hermans, Melat Nigussie

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 8pm
Wiels, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels
www.wiels.org

Ellen Gallagher will speak with writers Dalilla Hermans and Melat Nigussie in conjunction with her current exhibition at Wiels, Liquid Intelligence. The talk will be moderated by Aimée-Fidèle Mukunde. The event is free with museum admission. Register at www.wiels.org.

Installation view, Ellen Gallagher with Edgar Cleijne: Liquid Intelligence, Wiels, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, February 2–April 28, 2019. Artwork © Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic, 2018 © Ellen Gallagher

Lecture

Oceanic Feelings in the Anthropocene
Ellen Gallagher’s Rising (Black) Atlantic

Monday, October 15, 2018, 6pm
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
www.weslyan.edu

Heather Vermeulen, a postdoctoral fellow at Wesleyan University, will speak on Ellen Gallagher’s series Watery Ecstatic (2001–) as it intervenes in scientific narratives surrounding the anthropocene. The event is free and open to the public.

Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic, 2018 © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic, 2005 © Ellen Gallagher

Lecture

Ellen Gallagher
Are We Obsidian?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6–9pm
Art Institute of Chicago
www.artic.edu

Ellen Gallagher will speak at the Art Institute of Chicago’s thirty-first annual A. James Speyer Memorial Lecture. The event celebrates a distinguished contemporary artist who is represented in the museum’s collection and honors former museum curator James Speyer.

Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic, 2005 © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic, 2004 © Ellen Gallagher

Artist Talk

Critical Walk-through
Ellen Gallagher on Evolutionary Possibilities

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:30–7:30pm
American Folk Art Museum, New York
www.folkartmuseum.org

Ellen Gallagher discusses her ongoing Watery Ecstatic series, featuring painted, carved, and collaged marine specimens that fit within an Afrofuturist narrative, while exploring how they relate to the scientific illustrations on view in the exhibition Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863). To attend the event, purchase tickets at folkartmuseum.org.

Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic, 2004 © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic, 2018 © Ellen Gallagher

In Conversation

Ellen Gallagher
Natasha Trethewey

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1pm
Art Gallery of Ontario
www.thepowerplant.org

Ellen Gallagher will be in conversation with poet Natasha Trethewey on the occasion of Gallagher’s recently opened show, Nu-Nile at the Power Plant in Toronto. The talk will be moderated by Ivy Wilson, associate professor of English and director of American studies at Northwestern University. To attend the free event, reserve tickets at www.ago.ca.

Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic, 2018 © Ellen Gallagher

Photo: Philippe Vogelenzang/Trunk Archive

Fundraiser

Face to Face
An Evening with Ellen Gallagher

Thursday, March 1, 6:30pm
The Power Plant, Toronto
www.thepowerplant.org

Ellen Gallagher is the guest of honor at the Power Plant’s annual fundraiser Face to Face for 2018. Gallagher will have a solo exhibition at the Power Plant this summer. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.thepowerplant.org

Photo: Philippe Vogelenzang/Trunk Archive

Photos: Philippe Vogelenzang/Trunk Archive (left) and Rachel Eliza Griffiths (right)

In Conversation

Ellen Gallagher
Terrance Hayes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe,
New York
www.housingworks.org

Ellen Gallagher and poet Terrance Hayes will discuss how poetry responds to art and art responds to the times as part of the Fall Conversation Series, presented by the Academy of American Poets and Housing Works Bookstore Café. Hayes wrote the ekphrastic poem “Wigphrastic” in response to Gallagher’s print series DeLuxe

Photos: Philippe Vogelenzang/Trunk Archive (left) and Rachel Eliza Griffiths (right)

Ellen Gallagher, Dew Breaker, 2015 © Ellen Gallagher

Lecture

Ellen Gallagher
Light Baggage: Understanding the “Black Atlantic”

Friday, October 20, 2017, 5pm
Haus der Kunst, Munich
www.hausderkunst.de

Ellen Gallagher will be participating in a symposium on the work of Frank Bowling titled The Sea is History:  Art and Black Atlantic Cultures. She will be joined by artist Sonia Boyce and the talk will be moderated by Allison Thompson. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.xing-events.com.

Ellen Gallagher, Dew Breaker, 2015 © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, Dew Breaker, 2015 © Ellen Gallagher

In Conversation

Ellen Gallagher
Chris Watson

Saturday, September 9, 2017, 3–4:30pm
The Guardhouse Café, Brixam, UK
www.guardhousecafe.com

Ellen Gallagher speaks with fellow artist Chris Watson about the upcoming show, The Tale, a unique arts trail unfolding across the stunning landscape of Torbay, England. Both artists have work in the exhibition. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at www.eventbrite.co.uk.

Ellen Gallagher, Dew Breaker, 2015 © Ellen Gallagher