Thursday, April 11, 2019

Friday, April 12: Benjamin Lord Performance & Book Launch




Performance & Book Launch

Friday, April 12, 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Event 8pm

We celebrate the launch of Benjamin Lord’s new artist book Is Western Civilization Disintegrating or Reconstituting?. The book explores narratives of cultural formation, identity, and aesthetics through the writings of the anthropologist and psychoanalyst Alfred Kroeber. A performance by the artist will inaugurate the work.


Benjamin Lord’s work spans the techniques of photography, video, drawing, and sculpture, with a particular regard for the relationship between photography and the poetics of fiction. In addition to his gallery practice, he regularly creates editions of artist books. His work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Walker Art Center, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art, the Getty Research Institute, and the Brooklyn Museum. He received a BA from the University of Chicago and an MFA from UCLA.

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