Artist Lynda Benglis and Dr. David Anfam discuss about the artist's work and the exhibition In the Realm of the Senses organised and presented by NEON at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens.
Devoted to Lynda Benglis’s highly original and prolific output in diverse media, the exhibition In the Realm of the Senses is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in a country that has played a major role in her life and vision: Greece.
Lynda Benglis preparing work in her studio, September 2016.
Video courtesy of the ICA, London
American sculptor Lynda Benglis joins us for this lunchtime talk with ICA Director Gregor Muir to discuss her practice.
Episode #226: Artist Lynda Benglis reunites with her first fountain, "The Wave of the World" (1983–84), which went missing in the years following the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition where the work was originally installed. Shown being repaired at the Modern Art Foundry in Queens, NY—the site where the work was originally cast—the large bronze cantilever was created after Benglis was awarded a commission to produce a fountain for the Louisiana World Exposition, a World's Fair that took place in New Orleans. "Essentially, I think I repeat ideas of nature, and I process them and interpret them," says Benglis, who grew up navigating the bayous of Louisiana and creating objects out of natural materials. Benglis attempts to harness her early creative impulses, which she says people learn to repress as adults. “It's exciting for me to feel that same excitement that I felt as a kid."
Included in this episode are never-before-seen photographs taken by Peter Bellamy that show Benglis creating the model for the fountain through her innovative use of expanding foam and wire mesh. "The Wave of the World" is currently on view in New Orleans City Park, an installation that was made possible with the support of The Helis Foundation.
A unique opportunity to hear exhibiting artist Lynda Benglis discuss her work with art historian Professor Griselda Pollock.
In 2015, The Hepworth Wakefield will present the UK’s first museum survey of work by Greek-American artist and feminist icon Lynda Benglis. This highly anticipated exhibition will be the largest presentation of Benglis’ work in the UK, featuring approximately 50 works that will span the entirety of her prolific career to date.
Lynda Benglis' oeuvre is much wider than merely overt feminist gestures, as visitors to this enthralling 50-work survey show at the Hepworth Wakefield – the first to take place in a UK institution – will discover.
Describing her 3D sculptural pieces as paintings that have escaped from the frame of the canvas, Benglis was heralded in the 60s as the “heir to Pollock”, when she began creating her so-called Fallen Paintings, pouring liquid plastic on to the floor and against the walls. She is a lover of a wide range of materials – bronze, polyurethane, glitter, paper and film, to name but a few – and she has studios across the globe in New York, New Mexico, Greece and India.
Video courtesy of Art21
Episode #163: Filmed in 2011, artist Lynda Benglis gives a tour of the family home of Anand Sarabhai in Ahmedabad, India, a city she has been visiting and working in for over thirty years. Benglis describes her interest in the Indian landscape and culture and why she enjoys spending time with the Sarabhai family. Various works are shown in Benglis's studio on the property including "The Manu" (2008) which she created by manipulating a beeswax mixture and then making stainless steel casts of the resulting forms.
TateShots: Lynda Benglis by DuncanGipson
Lynda Benglis 2010 retrospective excerpt, the RISD Museum, 1 October 2010 - 9 January 2011by DeonteOlive
Immediately following The Wave of the World dedication at the Big Lake at City Park, The Helis Foundation will be hosted artist Lynda Benglis for a conversation at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). The talk was moderated by Katie Pfohl, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at NOMA with an introduction by Bill Fagaly, The Françoise Billion Richardson Curator of African Art at NOMA.
After beginning her career as a painter, Lynda Benglis began seeking a “more sensuous kind of surface.” Her nine-piece work Adhesive Products (1971)—commissioned for the Walker Art Center’s Edward Larabee Barnes–designed building—is a now-iconic result of that experimentation. Over two weeks, she built armatures of chickenwire and plastic, which were suspended from the gallery walls, then poured liquid polyurethane over them to create cascading sculptures that hover above the ground. “I wanted to build up a form so that the viewer could walk around and experience the flow of the material,” Benglis said, “a bodily extension, as you would experience a stream or a river flow with an oil slick on it.”