Talks / Workshops

Julie Mehretu: Meet the Artist

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, United States
24 Apr 2015

Julie Mehretu, Fragment, 2008-2009 Commissioned by Deutsche Bank AG in consultation with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for the Deutsche Guggenheim. © Julie Mehretu

Ethiopian-born American artist Julie Mehretu speaks about her practice as part of the Hirshhorn’s ongoing Meet the Artist series.

Exploring time and place, Mehretu layers gestural marks and architectural, geographical, and historical symbols to create large-scale semi-abstract canvases. Her work is included in The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, on view at the National Museum of African Art April 8–August 2, 2015. Guest-curated by Simon Njami, the multimedia exhibition exploring Dante’s fourteenth-century epic includes original commissions and renowned works of art by approximately 40 of the most dynamic contemporary artists from 19 African nations and the diaspora. This program is presented in collaboration with the National Museum of African Art.

Media sponsor: Artnet

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Julie Mehretu: Meet the Artist
Friday, April 24, 6:30pm

Ring Auditorium
Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW
Washington DC 20560

www.hirshhorn.si.edu

 


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