Hirshhorn Plaza

Shana Lutker installation view
Installation view of Shana Lutker: Le “NEW” Monocle, Chapters 1–3 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2015. Chapter 2: Protestation!, 2014. Left to right: Pour Mlle. Nikitina; Entr’acte, 1926; Set/Piece, Max Ernst, 1926; Costume/Drama, Joan Miró, 1926; Practice/Protest, Constant/André, 1926. Photo: Cathy Carver

Friday, February 5, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at the Information Desk

Deeply engaged with the history and strategies of Surrealism, Shana Lutker explores the avant-garde milieu of Paris in the 1920s, a place and time in which radical artistic ideas occasionally met with physical violence and artists sometimes attacked one another to defend ideologies and honor. She will discuss her solo exhibition, Shana Lutker: Le “NEW” Monocle, Chapters 1–3, which focuses on stage set–like installations of sculptures based on the historic fistfights between Surrealist artists that erupted on the stages and streets of Paris.