Exhibition Spotlight

Thursday, February 04, 2010
Luc Tuymans in Conversation Luc Tuymans in Conversation

Date + Time

Thursday, February 04, 2010
7:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Writing in The New Yorker about Tuymans's first retrospective, Peter Schjeldahl described the artist as "the most challenging painter in the recent history of art." What Tuymans challenges is a long, post-Abstract Expressionism debate about the relevancy f painting itself, which some have called a tired art form unable to compete with mass media and industrial production. In Tuymans's hands, painting relinquishes bravura yet speaks again, often taking up the most difficult of subjects, from the Holocaust to the colonial legacy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Bush administration's war on terror. Here, Tuymans speaks about his own work and is joined in conversation by exhibition co-curator Molesworth. A book signing follows.

Participants

Luc Tuymans, artist
Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Admission + Ticketing

This event is sold out, but a limited number of tickets may be released on-site before the event. There will be a simulcast of this event in the Koret Visitor Education Center (2nd Floor) that is free with museum admission.

$10 general; $7 SFMOMA members, students, and seniors.

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Albrecht Fuchs, Luc Tuymans, Antwerp, 2007; © Mireille Mosler Ltd. and the artist