Lunar Attraction, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem (group show)
15 October 2016 - 4 September 2017
As Earth's closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore our longstanding fascination and connection with the moon, ranging from myths about the connection between werewolves and the full moon to the gravitational pull that controls Earth's tides to the 21st-century international race to build a base on the moon.
The Director’s Series: Michael Govan and Vera Lutter (Talk)
Bing Theater, LACMA, Los Angeles
12 March 2018, 7:30pm
LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan speaks with photographer Vera Lutter about her ongoing artist residency at LACMA. Since January 2017, Lutter has been documenting the museum using one of the oldest optical technologies still in use, that of the camera obscura. Using custom-built pinhole cameras, Lutter is photographing portions of the LACMA campus that are slated for demolition to make way for a new permanent collection building designed by Peter Zumthor. Working with objects from the museum's permanent collection, she is also using her distinctive photographic technique to create a new and experimental body of work. Govan and Lutter will discuss the artist's process, and how her project offers a unique perspective on LACMA's history and future.
LACMA, Los Angeles