30.05.2018 - Lynda Benglis: 'Face Off' at Kistefos Museum
Lynda Benglis: Face Off, 2018
Unveiled on 27 May, 2018
Kistefos Museum, Norway
Lynda Benglis: Frieze Masters 2017
Lynda Benglis: Defining Post-Minimalism, 1968-1990
Cheim & Read and Thomas Dane Gallery
5 - 8 October, 2017
Lynda Benglis will also be in conversation with Eike Schmidt (Director of the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence and recently announced Director of Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna) as part of Frieze Masters Talks - a series of conversations between international curators and artists, curated by Tim Marlow.
Frieze Masters Auditorium
5 October, 3pm
Free (Seats can be reserved from 11am on the day, at the auditorium)
Lynda Benglis: On Screen at PRAXES, Bergen Assembly, 2016
Lynda Benglis: On Screen
PRAXES, Bergen Assembly
Opening: 17 June, 8pm
Exhibiton dates: 17 June - 4 September, 2016
On Screen is an exhibition that presents three of Lynda Benglis' video pieces, made in the early 1970s. This is a rare opportunity to view works made during her four year intense experimentation period with moving image, after which she never returned to the medium. These films highlight Benglis' ongoing exploration of sexuality and identity play.
PRAXES features a year-long investigation of Lynda Benglis at the Bergen Assembly, with independent work constellations hosted by changing venues in Bergen from February to December, 2016.
Lynda Benglis in the Bergen Assembly 2016
Bergen Assembly 2016
1 September, 2015 - 1 October, 2016
Primary Structures (Paula’s Props) | February 6–28, KODE, Grand opening February 6, 5pm
Glacier Burger, Ceramic works | April 9–May 1, Bergen School of Architecture
Slithering Green, Ceramics Conference | April 30, Bergen School of Architecture
Double Albatross, Paper works | April 30–May 15, Kunstgarasjen
Raptor, Pleats | June 17–September 4, Entrée
Adhesive Products, Pours | September 2–October 16, Bergen Kunsthall
Secrets | October 28–November 14, KODE
Is It Now?, Video works | December 6–9, Private homes
Lynda Benglis at Aspen Art Museum
23 April - 30 October, 2016
Aspen Art Museum
Lynda Benglis in the Dhaka Art Summit 2016
Dhaka Art Summit 2016
5 - 8 February
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh
Lynda Benglis, Glenn Ligon, Amy Sillman and Kelley Walker: Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age at Museum Brandhorst, Munich
Painting 2.o:Expression in the Information Age
14 November, 2015 - 30 April, 2016
Lynda Benglis at Hepworth Wakefield
Lynda Benglis in Conversation with Griselda Pollock
Friday 6 February, 5-6pm £8 (£6)
Lynda Benglis Honoured at New Museum Spring Gala
Our congratulations to Lynda Benglis on the occasion of her being honored at the 2014 New Museum Annual Spring Gala.
New Museum Annual Spring Gala
Cipriani, New York
April 1, 2014
Lynda Benglis: Inaugural Great Hall Exhibition, NYU, The Institute of Fine Arts, New York
The Institute of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the September 2013 debut of The Great Hall Exhibitions, an exciting new initiative that will present two exhibitions per year showcasing prominent contemporary artists. Taking place in the fall and spring semesters, the expansive great hall of the Duke House, a historic landmark building, provides an impressive setting for displaying seminal contemporary art in the center of the IFA’s academic home and community.
The IFA’s inaugural Great Hall Exhibition will feature the work of American sculptor Lynda Benglis.
One of the foundational figures in twentieth-century feminist art, Lynda Benglis has been creating works that explore the ways in which the body, in both its physical and cultural extensions and constraints, interacts with the world around it. Benglis first received international attention in the late 1960s for a series of works in which she poured brightly colored bands of liquid polyurethane foam and pigmented latex directly on the gallery floor. With their unconventional palette and materials and their ambiguous identity between painting and sculpture, these works initiated Benglis’s career-long project of questioning and expanding the boundaries of artistic media, materials, and form. Her works’ radical aesthetic innovation coupled with their overt critique of dominant modes of artistic practice—from modernist painting to minimalist sculpture—suggest alternative ways of seeing and being unburdened from the repressive verities and traditions of the past. This motivating dichotomy of Benglis’s art is perhaps most evident in her consistent engagement with the ostensibly antagonistic processes of creative amalgamation and material degradation, figured through the works’ invocation of melting, dripping, and deformation. This ruin-like aspect of many of Benglis’s works reveals currents of classicism and romanticism running through her oeuvre, albeit deeply informed by feminist critiques of historical continuity and expressive individualism. As such the Institute of Fine Arts provides an ideal intellectual and architectural milieu in which to examine the complex interplay between innovation and tradition that motivates a great deal of Benglis’s art. On view at the IFA will be four artworks, two of which are seminal “pours” from the late 1960s.
This inaugural Great Hall Exhibition is organized by Professor Robert Slifkin and PhD candidate Jeffrey Uslip.
New Faculty-Authored Book on Artist Lynda Benglis
Congratulations to Dr. Susan Richmond, of Georgia State's Welch School of Art & Design, upon the publication of her new book Lynda Benglis: Beyond Process (I.B. Tauris)! This book is the first major scholarly monograph on Benglis, a somewhat controversial artist who gained recognition the U.S. art scene in the late 20th century.
Benglis was the subject of a recent exhibition at the New Museum in New York City. You can check out some images from the exhibition here. The Library also has some exhibition catalogs that show Benglis' body of work.
Dr. Richmond will be discussing the book at an upcoming event at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center on May 30. Full event details can be found here.