Corinne Wasmuht: The Speed of Painting


Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Corinne Wasmuht (b. 1964) is considered one of the most important German painters of her generation. In this lecture, the artist will discuss her work, from her early naturalistic structures of the late 1980s to more recent large-scale oil paintings, which reflect her interest in digital imagery and the anonymity of public space.

Stephan Berg, director of the Kunstmuseum Bonn, says that Wasmuht’s work “presents a paradox: how does one of the slowest forms of image-making (painting) reveal the speed of the digital age and the collapsing of space under constant acceleration so that we experience both: acceleration and deceleration, the technological thrust pushing us continuously forward, like Walter Benjamin’s Angel of History, and the foundation on which he stands. One can truly say: Corinne Wasmuht paints the fastest and most fleeting pictures of all in the slowest and richest way imaginable.”

The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 5:30pm.
Free admission, but seating is limited. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30pm at the Broadway entrance. One ticket per person.
Following the program, guests are invited to view Wasmuht’s work 50 U Heinrich-Heine-Str., currently on view in Gallery 1120, until 8pm. 
Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.

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