News: Exhibitions, Acquisitions, Publications
|Hannah Wilke with Model for a Room Sculpture, 1978
"Body I Am: Birgit
Jurgensohn, Ana Mendieta, Hannah Wilke," opens January 22 at Alison Jacques Gallery, London.
"Tracing the Century: Drawing as a Catalyst for Change," at Tate Liverpool includes work by Hanah Wilke.
November, 16 2012 - February 20, 2013.
Hannah Wilke's "S.O.S. Starification Object Series: an Adult Game
of Mastication, 1974-75" is featured in Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou. Seattle Art Museum, October
11, 2012 - January 13, 2013.
Ourselves, at the Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, includes
Hannah Wilke videos. Oct.10 - November 25.
Live in Your Head: Action, Body Representation at Monash
University Faculty Gallery includes Hannah Wilke's "Gestures." October 6-31.
The Body as Protest
at the Albertina Collection of Photography, Vienna, includes Hannah Wilke's "Gestures." Sept. 2- Dec. 2, 2012.
Thanks: 50th Anniversary Exhibition
at the Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, includes Hannah Wilke sculpture and drawings.
Sound and Vision,
at the Plug In Center for Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada, includes Hannah Wilke video, through June..
Wilke sculpture was shown by Alison Jacques Gallery, London, at the inaugural fair, Frieze, New York, May 4 - 7.
"Naked Before the Camera," an exhibition of photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, includes
Hannah Wilke photographs in the permanent collection, March - August, 2012.
"Wish You Were Here:the Buffalo
Avant-garde in the 1970s," at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, includes Hannah Wilke video and sculpture,
March - July, 2012.
The exhibition "Performing Identities: Marina Abramovic, Eleanor Antin, and Hannah Wilke,"
is at the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, March - June, 2012.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, has created a permanent collection gallery of Hannah Wilke art that was acquired from
the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, including the latex installation Ponder-r-rosa 4,1975, New York Subway,
1974, Marxism & Art, 1977, early drawings and video.
Hannah Wilke's 1975 video "Hello Boys,"
is included in re.act.feminism, a performing archive of women performance artists that is traveling throughout Europe
Hannah Wilke drawings and sculpture were included in a Group Exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York,
that also featured Bellmer, Currin, Duchamp, Foulkes, Szapocznikov, and others.
Early Hannah Wilke drawings,
sculpture, posters, and video are included in "Body Gesture: A Group Exhibition of Feminist Art," at Elizabeth Leach
Gallery, Portland, Oregon. November - January, 2012.
Alison Jacques Gallery, London,
exhibited an installation of Hannah Wilke drawings and sculpture at Miami Basel Art Fair, October, 2011.
Wilke's iconic 1977 poster Marxism & Art was included in "Doin' It In Public: Feminism & Art
at the Woman's Building," Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, a Pacific Standard Time venue. The
work was originally created for the Woman's Building exhibition "What is Feminist Art?"
Hannah Wilke art
was included in "Eve," an exhibition of work by women artists, opening at Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, July
Hannah Wilke drawings, sculpture, and photography were shown in "Hannah Wilke: Selected
Work from the 60s and 70s" at Alison Jacques Gallery London, June 9 through July 9, 2011.
Wilke's Elective Affinities, 1978 was exhibited by Alison Jacques Gallery at Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, June
Hannah Wilke's S.O.S. Starification Object Series, 1974, (Guns) and Needed-Erase Her, 1974, both acquired
from HWCALA, were included in "Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection," Los Angeles County Museum
of Art, March 13 - July 4, 2011.
Archival documentation and ephemera from the Hannah Wilke Archive of performative work created
in Los Angeles in the late 1960's, early 70's, were included in "Outsider Art: Others From Elsewhere
Doing Something Entirely Different...Sort Of, " at the 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA. Curated by Vincent
Ramos, the exhibiton runs from Feb. 1 through April 24, 2011.
Wilke drawings were incuded in "Compass in Hand," a selection of work from the Judith Rothschild Foundation that
were donated to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and traveled to the Institut Valencia d'Art Modern,
"S.O.S. Starification Object Series,"1974-82, the iconic Wilke photographic work with chewing gum sculptures acquired by MOMA from the Hannah Wilke Collection
& Archive, Los Angeles, was shown in the MOMA exhibition "The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839
to Today" from August 1 through November 1, 2010 and traveled to Kunsthaus Zurich, February 25 through May 15, 2011
"Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism," was shown at The Jewish Museum, New York,
from Sept.12, 2010 - January 31, 2011. The exhibition of work by feminist artists featured Hannah Wilke's Venus Pareve, 1982-84, and a large Wilke 1993 B.C. watercolor self-portrait donated by HWCALA to The Jewish Museum in memory of Selma and Emanuel Butter, parents of Hannah
Wilke and Marsie Scharlatt.
Hannah Wilke's iconic silkscreen "Marxism & Art" , which was acquired from HWCALA, was on view at The Museum of Modern Art, NY, in "Contemporary Art from
the Collection," organized by Christophe Cherix and Kathy Halbreich. June 30, 2010 - September 12, 2011.
Wilke's Marxism & Art poster is being shown in "Pictures by Women: A History of Photography," also at MOMA.
S.O.S.Starification Object Series, 1975, chewing gum on paper, was included in "Selections from the Hammer Contemporary
Collection" at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, July, 2010 - January, 2011.
"Hannah Wilke Through the Large Glass" is featured in "Off the Wall:Thirty Performative Actions" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. July 1 -Sept.19,
2010 and in MOMA's "Contemporary Art from the Collection" (through Sept. 12, 2011.)
"Hannah Wilke: Elective Affinities" opened on June 3, 2010 at Alison Jacques Gallery, London, and ran thorugh August 14. The exhibition featured major sculptural and photographic work as well as drawings and collage. Griselda
Pollack, feminist art historian, gave a talk in the gallery and reviewed the exhibition in Art Monthly,
London, August, 2010.
Sculpture and drawings
by Hannah Wilke in the permanent collection are on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in "Collection: MOCA's
First Thirty Years, 1940-1980." (catalog)
Alison Jacques Gallery, London, exhibited work from HWCALA at the following art fairs during 2009: Art Forum, Berlin: Artissima,Turin: Frieze, London: Art
Basel, Miami; and the Armory Show, New York, where Hannah Wilke's work was received with great interest and
"Hannah Wilke Through the Large Glass," Wilke's 1976
performance, is featured in the Le Silo symposium at the National Institute of the History of Art, Paris, that addresses
the relationship between the Serge Eisenstein film "Glass House" and contemporary art and also includes
the work of Gordon Matta-Clark, Charlie Chaplin and Mark Lewis. January 12, 2010.
"Philly," and "Hannah Wilke Through the Large Glass," videos
of Hannah Wilke's 1976 performance at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, were shown at the Philadelphia Museum
in the exhibition curated by Michael R. Taylor, "Marcel Duchamp: Etant Donnes." The exhibition, which
opened in August, 2009, is dedicated to the memory of Anne D'Arnoncourt and commemorates the fortieth anniversary
of the original installation of the Duchamp work at the Philadelphia Museum (catalog).
"Women Artists: elles @ centrepompidou," curated by Camille Morineau, an exhibition of work by women
artists in the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou, opened at Centre Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne,
Paris, on May 27 and will continue through June, 2010 (catalog). The exhibition features work acquired from HWCALA, Hannah
Wilke's "S.O.S. Starification Object Series, An Adult Game of Mastication," 1975, ceramic and kneaded eraser sculpture, and the performance videos, "Hello Boys," filmed in Paris in 1975, and "Hannah
Wilke Through the Large Glass," 1976.
"Compass in Hand," Selections from
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collections, which includes Hannah Wilke drawings from HWCALA purchased
by the Foundation and given to the Museum of Modern Art, opened at MOMA, April 21, 2009 (catalog).
Hannah Wilke's "Ponder-r-rosa #4, White Plains, Yellow Rocks," 1975, acquired from HWCALA, has been installed for public viewing in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art,
New York. This important work can be viewed in the late Minimalism gallery, along with work by Eva
Hesse, Louise Bourgeois, and Bruce Nauman.
Hannah Wilke's "SOS Starification Object Series (Guns)," 1975, now in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, was exhibited there in "Photo
Conversation Number 6: Identity, " from December, 2008.
from Wilke's "Gestures," the "Gestures" videotape and Intra-Venus drawings were included in "Hands," a group exhibition at SolwayJones, Dec.6, 2008 - January 17, 2009.
"Hannah Wilke: Gestures," curated by Tracy Fitzpatrick, was shown at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, from
October 3, 2008 -January 25, 2009 (catalog). The exhibition, which focused on Wilke's sculptural practise,
included a panel discussion featuring the feminist scholar, Griselda Pollock, and was held in
conjunction with "Great Women Artists: Feminist Art from the Permanent Collection," curated
by Thom Collins with Camilla Cook.
The Wilke 1976 performance video, "Hannah Wilke Through the Large Glass,"
was exhibited in "Number Two: Fragile," work in the permanent collection of the Julia Stoschek Collection,
Hannah Wilke work was included in "Wack!, Art and the Feminist Revolution," curated by Connie Butler, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The show traveled,
to the Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; P.S.1, Queens, NY; and the Vancouver Art Museum, B.C., Canada. (catalog).
The 1976 performance
video, " Hannah Wilke Through the Large Glass," was exhibited in "Claiming Space: Some American Feminist
Originators," curated by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, at the American University Museum, Washington, D.C. (catalog).
Drawings from HWCALA in the permanent collection
of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, were exhibited in "Live/Work: Performance into Drawing," curated by Connie Butler, Robert Lehman Chief Curator of Drawings, January 31 - May 21, 2007.
Hannah Wilke's "S.O.S. Starification Object Series" (Curlers)," 1975, now in the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art was exhibited there
in "Photography and the Self: The Legacy of F.Holland Day," curated by Carrie Springer, December 20, 2006 - March
"Advertisements for Living," a one-woman exhibition of work in HWCALA, was held at SolwayJones, Los Angeles, April 22 - May 20, 2006, and featured the
installation of the same name and other photographic and text-based Wilke work.
Wilke drawings from HWCALA in MOCA's permanent collection were exhibited in "Recent Acquisitions"
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, November 20, 2005 - January 9, 2006.
"Hannah Wilke: The Rhetoric of the Pose
," curated by Shelby Graham and Joyce Brodsky, with a catalog essay by Amelia Jones, was held at the Mary Porter
Sesnon Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, October 5 -December 3, 2005 (catalog) in conjunction with a conference sponsored
by the Institute for Advanced Feminist Research, UC Santa Cruz. A panel, "Rethinking Hannah Wilke," featured
Joanna Frueh, and the panel transcript was published in Bodies in the Making: Transgressions and Transformations,
New Pacific Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 2006.
Work from HWCALA was shown at "Inside Out Loud: Visualizing Women's
Health in Contemporary Art," at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (catalog).
Art in HWCALA was included in the group exhibition
"Micropoliticas III," at Espai d' Art Contemporani, Castello, Spain (catalog).
A three-person exhibition, "Merce Cunningham, Robert Smithson,
Hannah Wilke: Drawings and Collages," was held at SolwayJones, Los Angeles.
HWCALA work was exhibited
in a one-woman Hannah Wilke survey, "Interrupted Career," at the Neue Gesellschaft, Berlin (catalog).
Gifts and Acquisitions
the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, was founded in 1999, important work in the collection has been acquired by prominent
public museums including the Jewish Museum, New York, the Museum
of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
work has also been acquired by private collections, and gifts have been made to selected public collections, including the museums noted above, and to the Centre Pompidou
Foundation, a non-profit foundation whose mission is to acquire work by American artists for the Centre Pompidou,
Wilke's 1976 kneaded eraser postcard work, "Mountain Creek," was donated to the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, in honor of Joanna Frueh. The contemporary collection
focuses on art of the environment and the West.
A group of ten exemplary Wilke drawings was purchased by the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection which was donated to the
Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, acquired three
from the early 1960's.
The Jewish Museum, New
York, acquired five Hannah Wilke 1982-84 "Venus Pareve
" sculptures from HWCALA.
The Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, has initiated the publication
of a hard-cover monograph, Hannah Wilke, by Nancy Princenthal. It is available from Prestel Publishing
Company, New York, and through Amazon and bookstores worldwide.
Hannah Wilke: Gestures,
the catalog for the 2008-09 exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY, has
been published. The catalog features an essay by Tracy Fitzpatrick and includes the transcript of a museum talk by Griselda
Pollock and others.The catalog can be ordered through DAP.
Hannah Wilke: Selected Work, 1962-91 was published jointly by the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles,
and SolwayJones Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name in 2004. The catalog features essays by Arlene
Raven, Marsie Scharlatt, and Michael Solway.
Catalogs for the 1994 exhibition Intra Venus, with
essays by Amelia Jones and others, and the 2004 exhibition Hannah Wilke Selected Work, 1960-1992, are available
through the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, P.O. Box 480111, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
|Hannah Wilke: Selected Work 1960-1992 $45.00
|Hannah Wilke Intra Venus catalog $125.00