ArtisTalk: Gary Schneider
October 18, 2011
Gary Schneider’s photographs are as conceptually demanding as they are visually compelling; they challenge conventions of portraiture and probe concepts of identity in the liminal space between art and science. His enigmatic Helen (2000), a tenebrist afterimage of an exchange between artist and subject, is currently installed in the first-floor gallery of the Sackler Museum, as part of the Re-View exhibition.
ArtisTalk is a new six-part series of lectures by and conversations with some of today’s most thought-provoking artists. Artistic practice is an essential form of intellectual inquiry and cultural critique. Contemporary artists have much to say and much to teach about the complex world in which we live.
The fall series will feature artists whose work resonates with new installations in the Sackler Museum: the recently refreshed contemporary galleries in the ongoing exhibition Re-View and the special exhibition Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, on view September 6–December 10, 2011.
Free admission. Limited complimentary parking at Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street.
This series was made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums.
The M. Victor Leventritt Fund was established through the generosity of the wife, children, and friends of the late M. Victor Leventritt, Harvard Class of 1935. The purpose of the fund is to present outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities.