The Art of Dying or (Palliative Art Making in the Age of Anxiety)

Video (56:36): ‘inspired by Rainer Marie Rilke’s book “Letters to a Young Poet,” 79 year-old lesbian artist Barbara Hammer ruminates on the experiences of living with advanced cancer while making art. In this performative lecture delivered at the Whitney on October 10, 2018, Hammer shares guidelines and film clips from her long-term art-making practice.’ – Whitney Museum of American Art

About Barbar Hammer

American artist and lesbian Barbara Hammer is primarily working in film and video. She has made over 80 moving image works in a career that spans 40 years. She is considered a pioneer of lesbian/queer cinema.

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