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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

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

Panel Discussion

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

Adam McEwen, Escape from New York, 2014 (still from “Battery Tunnel”) © Adam McEwen

Exhibition

Broadcast
Alternate Meanings in Film and Video

You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
—Timothy Leary

Gagosian is pleased to present Broadcast: Alternate Meanings in Film and Video, an online exhibition of artists’ films and videos viewable exclusively on gagosian.com. The exhibition will be organized into a series of “chapters,” each lasting two weeks. The first chapter begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Broadcast: Alternate Meanings in Film and Video employs the innate immediacy of time-based art to spark reflection on the here and now, taking the words of famed psychologist and countercultural icon Timothy Leary as its starting point. 

Adam McEwen, Escape from New York, 2014 (still from “Battery Tunnel”) © Adam McEwen

Vera Lutter, Pepsi Cola Interior, XVI: September 21–October 2, 2001, 2001 © Vera Lutter

Talk

Inside the Camera
Vera Lutter’s Pepsi Cola Interior, XVI

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 12:30–1pm
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts
college.harvard.edu

As part of the museums’ Gallery Talk series, Marina Isgro and Laura Panadero, both fellows at Harvard Art Museums, will discuss Vera Lutter’s Pepsi Cola Interior, XVI: September 21–October 2, 2001 (2001). The photograph is a new work on view at the museum as part of an installation that considers past and contemporary explorations of the built environment. The event is free with museum admission.

Vera Lutter, Pepsi Cola Interior, XVI: September 21–October 2, 2001, 2001 © Vera Lutter

Vera Lutter, Old Slip East View, June, 1995, 1995 © Vera Lutter

Installation

This Must Be the Place

November 8–11, 2018
Grand Palais, Paris
www.parisphoto.com

This Must Be the Place features iconic photographs and recent acquisitions from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection in conjunction with Paris Photo. The selection highlights the collection’s diversity from pioneering early photography to contemporary explorations of new media. Work by Vera Lutter and Richard Prince is included.

Vera Lutter, Old Slip East View, June, 1995, 1995 © Vera Lutter

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Announcements

Still from “Vera Lutter: Museum in the Artist’s Camera Obscura”

Video

Vera Lutter
Museum in the Artist’s Camera Obscura

This short film, produced by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), features rare behind-the-scenes footage of Vera Lutter, her assistants, and the LACMA staff, filmed during the artist’s residency at the institution. Lutter and museum curator Jennifer King offer their insights into the artistic process and discuss the meanings they find in these dreamlike photographs.

Still from “Vera Lutter: Museum in the Artist’s Camera Obscura”

Gagosian App for iPad

New Release

Gagosian App for iPad
Issue 1

Gagosian announces the launch of a free iPad app, designed by award-winning firm RadicalMedia, which offers unprecedented access and takes users on an in-depth journey with Gagosian’s artists and exhibitions, presented through visually stunning, richly informative and innovative features on June 12, 2011.

Artists featured in this issue include Richard Avedon, Cecily Brown, John Chamberlain, John Currin, Vera Lutter, Kazimir Malevich, Elizabeth Peyton, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, and Rudolf Stingel.

Museum Exhibitions

Vera Lutter, LACMA from the Bridge, III: April 3–5, 2017, 2017 © Vera Lutter

On View

Vera Lutter
Museum in the Camera

Through September 12, 2021
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
www.lacma.org

Between February 2017 and January 2019, Vera Lutter documented the Los Angeles County Museum of Art using a camera obscura, creating photographs that examine the museum’s exterior architecture, gallery interiors, and permanent collection. This exhibition features the photographs made during this two-year residency.

Vera Lutter, LACMA from the Bridge, III: April 3–5, 2017, 2017 © Vera Lutter

Taryn Simon, Oxalis tuberosa, Peru (7CFR) (prohibited), 2010, from the series Contraband, 2010 © Taryn Simon

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Civilisation, Photography, Now

June 13–October 18, 2020
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand
www.aucklandartgallery.com

Civilisation, Photography, Now features more than two hundred works from one hundred international photographers. The exhibition considers patterns of mass behavior and the complexities of life in twenty-first-century urban environments. This show originated at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, as Civilization: The Way We Live Now. Work by Mike Kelley, Vera Lutter, and Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Oxalis tuberosa, Peru (7CFR) (prohibited), 2010, from the series Contraband, 2010 © Taryn Simon

Vera Lutter, Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XXXVI: June 16, 2009, 2009 © Vera Lutter

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Civilization
The Way We Live Now

September 13, 2019–February 2, 2020
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
www.ngv.vic.gov.au

Civilization: The Way We Live Now features more than two hundred works from one hundred international photographers. The exhibition considers patterns of mass behavior and the complexities of life in twenty-first-century urban environments. This show originated at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul. Work by Mike Kelley, Vera Lutter, and Taryn Simon is included. 

Vera Lutter, Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XXXVI: June 16, 2009, 2009 © Vera Lutter

Taryn Simon, Oxalis tuberosa, Peru (7CFR) (prohibited), 2010, from the series Contraband, 2010 © Taryn Simon

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Civilization
The Way We Live Now

March 9–May 19, 2019
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
ucca.org.cn

Civilization: The Way We Live Now features more than two hundred works from one hundred international photographers. The show addresses and illuminates major aspects of our increasingly global civilization and stresses the fact that contemporary society is an extremely complex collective enterprise. Work by Mike Kelley, Vera Lutter, and Taryn Simon is included. This show originated at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul.

Taryn Simon, Oxalis tuberosa, Peru (7CFR) (prohibited), 2010, from the series Contraband, 2010 © Taryn Simon

Vera Lutter, Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XXXVI: June 16, 2009, 2009 © Vera Lutter

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Civilization
The Way We Live Now

October 18, 2018–February 17, 2019
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
www.mmca.go.kr

Civilization: The Way We Live Now features more than two hundred works from one hundred international photographers. The show addresses and illuminates major aspects of our increasingly global civilization and stresses the fact that contemporary society is an extremely complex collective enterprise. Work by Mike Kelley, Vera Lutter, and Taryn Simon is included.

Vera Lutter, Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XXXVI: June 16, 2009, 2009 © Vera Lutter

Vera Lutter, Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XLIV: June 22–23, 2009, 2009 © Vera Lutter

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Vera Lutter in
Masterpiece Art Society

November 29–December 17, 2017
www.chrysler.org

The Chrysler Museum is proud to include Vera Lutter’s Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XLIV: June 22–23, 2009 (2009) as a part of their upcoming Masterpiece Art Society exhibition. The Masterpiece Art Society was founded twenty-five years ago for museum members to simultaneously increase their understanding of art and collecting, purchase works of art and collection, and enjoy the company of fellow art enthusiasts.

Vera Lutter, Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XLIV: June 22–23, 2009, 2009 © Vera Lutter

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