Lutz Bacher’s exhibition at Portikus is the first in a series of three solo shows this year, presenting Bacher’s work to a European audience in the most encompassing way to date (Portikus, ICA London, Kunsthalle Zürich). Lutz Bacher, who lives between Berkeley and New York City, occupies an important position in contemporary artistic practice. As an artist whose age and gender have been occluded for over four decades, her work becomes as much a refuge as a vehicle to respond liberally to the urgency of political and social conditions, especially in her native America. The imagery, objects and physical spaces Lutz Bacher creates are informed by studies of ignorant and oftentimes violent human conduct such as physical abuse, treason, and complacency.
Lutz Bacher's talk will be in the format of a video presentation. She will show a 12 minute video conversation between her and New York gallerist Alex Zachary and Peter Currie in which a number of older works are discussed, along with a slideshow of other works.
Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.