Barbara Hammer died earlier this month (March 16, 2019). She was an amazing pioneer filmmaker, a mentor of a generation of younger queer filmmakers, and will be missed by many people.
Barbara Hammer: In This Body
June 1 – August 11, 2019, the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, USA, debuts the exhibition, Barbara Hammer: In This Body.
‘In a career spanning over 50 years, Hammer has been best known for daring depictions of lesbian life and sexuality. Barbara Hammer: In This Body continues her ongoing interest in the female body and captures the full scope of her interdisciplinary practice, with a strong focus on the challenging subjects of illness and mortality. It foregrounds the physical, tactile nature of her work, illuminating the ways in which art can create an empathic, collective experience.’ – Wexner Center for the Arts.
The exhibition is curated by Jennifer Lange.
About Barbara Hammer
Barbara Hammer has made 80-plus moving-image works as well as artwork in other media in a career covering five decades. Film retrospectives have been held at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Tate Modern in London, the Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Chinese Cultural University. She won a Teddy Award at the 2009 Berlinale for her 2008 documentary about cancer, A Horse Is Not a Metaphor, and another Teddy in 2011 for the short Maya Deren’s Sink. Her book, Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life, was published in 2010. In 2013, Hammer received a Guggenheim Fellowship for Welcome to This House. Her 1990 film Sanctus, which depicts medical radiation imagery, screened at the 2017 Venice Biennale, as well as at the Wex. In October 2018, she delivered a captivating performance-lecture at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and she will be a featured artist in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
Read the full press release about Barbara Hammer: In This Body
Barbara Hammer died in March 2019 – read the obituary:
Barbara Hammer, Pioneering Queer Experimental Filmmaker, Dead at 79 by Art New’s Maximilíano Durón and Alex Greenberger