Barbara Hammer Screening
Visual Artist and Experimental Filmmaker
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 · 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Focuses on Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard’s artistic work in the south of France during World War II, while also examining the word of Matisse’s family and others in the French Resistance Movement.
Barbara Hammer is a visual artist working primarily in film and video. She has made over 80 moving image works in a career that spans 40 years. She is considered a pioneer of queer cinema. Her documentaries tell the stories of marginalized peoples who have been hidden from history and are often essay films that are multi-leveled and engage audiences viscerally and intellectually with the goal of activating them to make social change. Her work is represented by the gallery Koch Oberhuber Woolfe in Berlin, Germany. Her
many awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Marie Walsh Sharpe artist studio. She has been honored with retrospectives n at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Chinese Cultural University Digital Imaging Center in Taipei, Taiwan sponsored by Women Make Waves Film Festival. Barbara Hammer lives and works in New York City and Kerhonkson, New York.