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HWCALA News: Selected Exhibitions, Acquisitions, Publications

Hannah Wilke with Model for a Room Sculpture, 1978

Recent Exhibitions
Hannah Wilke was included in "America is Hard to See," the opening exhibition of the new building of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and her S.O.S Starification Object Series, 1975, in the show, was featured on the cover of the catalogue. 
A solo exhibition, "Hannah Wilke Sculpture 1960s-80s" was mounted at the Alison Jacques Gallery, London. 
Hannah Wilke's "Ponder-r-rosa #1" is included in "American Art: 1950-1974," at Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass. 

Hannah Wilke's "I Object"  and other work by her is shown in "She. Herself. Naked: Paula Modersohn-Becker and Other Female Artists in Nude Self-Portraits," October 20th 2013 – February 2nd 2014, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany.

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, exhibited "Counter Forms: Kudo, Szapocznivow, Thek, Wilke," curated by Elena Filipovic. October 11- November 16.
The Princeton University Art Museum included Wilke work in "Faces and Facets: Recent Acquisitions, July 5 - August 18.

"Body I Am: Birgit Jurgensohn, Ana Mendieta, Hannah Wilke
," opens January 22 at Alison Jacques Gallery, London.

"Tracing the Century: Drawing as a Catalyst for Change," at Tate Liverpool includes work by Hanah Wilke. November, 16 2012 - February 20, 2013.

Hannah Wilke's "S.O.S. Starification Object Series: an Adult Game of Mastication, 1974-75" is featured in Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou. Seattle Art Museum, October 11, 2012 - January 13, 2013.

, at the Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, includes Hannah Wilke videos. Oct.10 - November 25.

Live in Your Head: Action, Body Representation
at Monash University Faculty Gallery includes Hannah Wilke's "Gestures." October 6-31.

The Body as Protest
at the Albertina Collection of Photography, Vienna, includes Hannah Wilke's "Gestures." Sept. 2- Dec. 2, 2012.

Thanks: 50th Anniversary Exhibition at the Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, includes Hannah Wilke sculpture and drawings.

Sound and Vision, at the Plug In Center for Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada, includes Hannah Wilke video, through June..

Hannan Wilke sculpture was shown by Alison Jacques Gallery, London, at the inaugural fair, Frieze, New York, May 4 - 7.

"Naked Before the Camera," an exhibition of photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, includes Hannah Wilke photographs in the permanent collection, March - August, 2012.

"Wish You Were Here:the Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s," at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, includes Hannah Wilke video and sculpture, March - July, 2012.

The exhibition "Performing Identities: Marina Abramovic, Eleanor Antin, and Hannah Wilke," is at the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, March - June, 2012.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, has created a permanent collection gallery of Hannah Wilke art that was acquired from the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, including the latex installation Ponder-r-rosa 4,1975, New York Subway, 1974, Marxism & Art, 1977, early drawings and video.

Hannah Wilke's 1975 video "Hello Boys," is included in re.act.feminism, a performing archive of women performance artists that is traveling throughout Europe in 2012

Hannah Wilke drawings and sculpture were included in a Group Exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, that also featured Bellmer, Currin, Duchamp, Foulkes, Szapocznikov, and others.

Early Hannah Wilke drawings, sculpture, posters, and video are included in "Body Gesture: A Group Exhibition of Feminist Art," at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon. November - January, 2012.

Alison Jacques Gallery, London, exhibited an installation of Hannah Wilke drawings and sculpture at Miami Basel Art Fair, October, 2011.

Hannah Wilke's iconic 1977 poster Marxism & Art was included in  "Doin' It In Public: Feminism & Art at the Woman's Building," Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, a Pacific Standard Time venue. The work was originally created for the Woman's Building exhibition "What is Feminist Art?"

Hannah Wilke art was included in "Eve," an exhibition of work by women artists, opening at Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, July 23, 2011.

Hannah Wilke drawings, sculpture, and photography were shown in "Hannah Wilke: Selected Work from the 60s and 70s" at Alison Jacques Gallery London, June 9 through July 9, 2011.

Hannah Wilke's Elective Affinities, 1978 was exhibited by Alison Jacques Gallery at Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, June 17-20, 2011. 

Hannah Wilke's S.O.S. Starification Object Series, 1974, (Guns) and Needed-Erase Her, 1974, both acquired from HWCALA, were included in "Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 13 - July 4, 2011.

Archival documentation and ephemera from the Hannah Wilke Archive of performative work created in Los Angeles in the late 1960's, early 70's, were included in "Outsider Art: Others From Elsewhere Doing Something Entirely Different...Sort Of, " at the 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA. Curated by Vincent Ramos, the exhibiton runs from Feb. 1 through April 24, 2011.

Hannah Wilke drawings were incuded in "Compass in Hand," a selection of work from the Judith Rothschild Foundation that were donated to the Museum of Modern Art, New York,  and traveled to the Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain.

"S.O.S. Starification Object Series,"1974-82, the iconic Wilke photographic work with chewing gum sculptures acquired by MOMA from the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, was shown in the MOMA exhibition "The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today" from August 1 through November 1, 2010 and traveled to Kunsthaus Zurich, February 25 through May 15, 2011

"Shifting  the Gaze: Painting and Feminism," was shown at The Jewish Museum, New York, from Sept.12, 2010 - January 31, 2011. The exhibition of work by feminist artists featured Hannah Wilke's Venus Pareve, 1982-84,  and a large Wilke 1993 B.C. watercolor self-portrait donated by HWCALA to The Jewish Museum in memory of Selma and Emanuel Butter, parents of Hannah Wilke and Marsie Scharlatt.

Hannah Wilke's iconic silkscreen "Marxism & Art" , which was acquired from HWCALA, was on view at The Museum of Modern Art, NY, in "Contemporary Art from the Collection," organized by Christophe Cherix and Kathy Halbreich. June 30, 2010 - September 12, 2011. Wilke's Marxism & Art poster is being shown in "Pictures by Women: A History of Photography," also at MOMA.

Hannah Wilke's S.O.S.Starification Object Series, 1975, chewing gum on paper, was included in "Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection" at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, July, 2010 - January, 2011.

"Hannah Wilke Through the Large Glass"
is featured in "Off the Wall:Thirty Performative Actions" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. July 1 -Sept.19, 2010 and in MOMA's "Contemporary Art from the Collection" (through Sept. 12, 2011.)

"Hannah Wilke: Elective Affinities" opened on June 3, 2010 at Alison Jacques Gallery, London, and ran thorugh August 14. The exhibition featured major sculptural and photographic work as well as drawings and collage. Griselda Pollack, feminist art historian, gave a talk in the gallery and reviewed the exhibition in Art Monthly, London, August, 2010.
Sculpture and drawings by Hannah Wilke in the permanent collection are on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in "Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years, 1940-1980." (catalog)

 Alison Jacques Gallery, London, exhibited work from HWCALA at the following art fairs during 2009: Art Forum, Berlin: Artissima,Turin: Frieze, London: Art Basel, Miami; and the Armory Show, New York, where Hannah Wilke's work was received with great interest and success.

 "Hannah Wilke Through the Large Glass," Wilke's 1976 performance, is featured in the Le Silo symposium at the National Institute of the History of Art, Paris, that addresses the relationship between the Serge Eisenstein film "Glass House" and contemporary art and also includes the work of Gordon Matta-Clark, Charlie Chaplin and Mark Lewis. January 12, 2010.
"Philly," and "Hannah Wilke Through the Large Glass," videos of Hannah Wilke's 1976 performance at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, were shown at the Philadelphia Museum in the exhibition curated by Michael R. Taylor, "Marcel Duchamp: Etant Donnes."  The exhibition, which opened in August, 2009, is dedicated to the memory of Anne D'Arnoncourt and commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the original installation of the Duchamp work at the Philadelphia Museum (catalog).

"Women Artists: elles @ centrepompidou," curated by Camille Morineau, an exhibition of work by women artists in the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou, opened at Centre Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, on May 27 and will continue through June, 2010 (catalog). The exhibition features work acquired from HWCALA, Hannah Wilke's "S.O.S. Starification Object Series, An Adult Game of Mastication," 1975,  ceramic and kneaded eraser sculpture, and the performance videos, "Hello Boys," filmed in Paris in 1975, and "Hannah Wilke Through the Large Glass," 1976.

Compass in Hand," Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collections, which includes Hannah Wilke drawings from HWCALA purchased by the Foundation and given to the Museum of Modern Art, opened at MOMA, April 21, 2009 (catalog).

Hannah Wilke's "Ponder-r-rosa #4, White Plains, Yellow Rocks," 1975, acquired from HWCALA, has been installed for public viewing in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. This important work can be viewed in the late Minimalism gallery, along with work by Eva Hesse, Louise Bourgeois, and Bruce Nauman. 

Hannah Wilke's "SOS Starification Object Series (Guns)," 1975, now in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, was exhibited there in "Photo Conversation Number 6: Identity, " from December, 2008.

Photographs from Wilke's "Gestures," the "Gestures" videotape and Intra-Venus drawings were included in
"Hands," a group exhibition at SolwayJones, Dec.6, 2008 - January 17, 2009.

"Hannah Wilke: Gestures," curated by Tracy Fitzpatrick, was shown at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, from October 3, 2008 -January 25, 2009 (catalog).
The exhibition, which focused on Wilke's sculptural practise, included a panel discussion featuring the feminist scholar, Griselda Pollock, and was held in conjunction with "Great Women Artists: Feminist Art from the Permanent Collection," curated by Thom Collins with Camilla Cook. 

The Wilke 1976 performance video, "Hannah Wilke Through the Large Glass," was exhibited in "Number Two: Fragile," work in the permanent collection of the Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Hannah Wilke work was included in "Wack!, Art and the Feminist Revolution," curated by Connie Butler, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The show traveled, to the Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC;  P.S.1, Queens, NY; and the Vancouver Art Museum, B.C., Canada. (catalog).

The 1976 performance video, " Hannah Wilke Through the Large Glass," was exhibited in "Claiming Space: Some American Feminist Originators," curated by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, at the American University Museum, Washington, D.C. (catalog).

Drawings from HWCALA in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, were exhibited in "Live/Work: Performance into Drawing,"
curated by Connie Butler, Robert Lehman Chief Curator of Drawings, January 31 - May 21, 2007.

Hannah Wilke's "S.O.S. Starification Object Series" (Curlers)," 1975, now in the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art  was exhibited  there in "Photography and the Self: The Legacy of F.Holland Day," curated by Carrie Springer, December 20, 2006 - March 4, 2007.

 "Advertisements for Living," a one-woman exhibition of work in HWCALA, was held at SolwayJones, Los Angeles, April 22 - May 20, 2006, and featured the installation of the same name and other photographic and text-based Wilke work. 

Hannah Wilke drawings from HWCALA in MOCA's permanent collection were exhibited in "Recent Acquisitions" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, November 20, 2005 - January 9, 2006.

 "Hannah Wilke: The Rhetoric of the Pose," curated by Shelby Graham and Joyce Brodsky, with a catalog essay by Amelia Jones, was held at the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, October 5 -December 3, 2005  (catalog) in conjunction with a conference sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Feminist Research, UC Santa Cruz. A panel, "Rethinking Hannah Wilke," featured Joanna Frueh, and the panel transcript was published in Bodies in the Making: Transgressions and Transformations, New Pacific Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 2006.

Work from HWCALA was shown at "Inside Out Loud: Visualizing Women's Health in Contemporary Art," at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (catalog).

"Hannah Wilke: Selected Work, 1960-1992," a survey of work from the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, was exhibited at SolwayJones, Los Angeles, January 10 - February 21, 2004 (catalog).

Art in HWCALA was included in the group exhibition  "Micropoliticas III," at Espai d' Art Contemporani, Castello, Spain (catalog). 

A three-person exhibition, "Merce Cunningham, Robert Smithson, Hannah Wilke: Drawings and Collages," was held at SolwayJones, Los Angeles. 

HWCALA work was exhibited in a one-woman Hannah Wilke survey, "Interrupted Career," at the Neue Gesellschaft, Berlin (catalog).

Gifts and Acquisitions
Since the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, was founded in 1999, important work in the collection has been acquired by prominent public museums including Tate Modern, London;  Berkeley Art Museum;  Neuberger Museum of Art; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh;  Princeton Art Museum;  the Jewish Museum, New York: the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. 

Hannah Wilke work has also been acquired by private collections, and g
ifts have been made to selected public collections, including several museums noted above, and to the Centre Pompidou Foundation, a non-profit foundation whose mission is to acquire work by American artists for the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
The Tate Modern, London, England, has acquired Hannah Wilke's sculpture installation, Elective Affinities, 1979. 

The Philadelphia Museum of art acquired from HWCALA via EAI the 1976 Hannah Wilke videos "Philly" and "Hannah Wilke Through the Large Glass."

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired two iconic Hannah Wilke works featured in "WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution": "Marxism & Art," 1977, silkscreen on plexiglas, and the 1975 latex installation, "Ponder-r-rosa # 4, White Plains, Yellow Rocks."  

The Centre Pompidou Foundation purchased Hannah Wilke's historic mixed media photo installation, "S.O.S.Starification Object Series: An Adult Game of Mastication," 1975, which the Foundation donated to the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, with a partial gift from the Scharlatt Family.

Hannah Wilke's 1976 kneaded eraser postcard work, "Mountain Creek," was donated to the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, in honor of Joanna Frueh. The contemporary collection  focuses on art of the environment and the West.

The  Museum of Modern Art, New York, purchased Hannah Wilke's iconic mixed media photographic work, "S.O.S. Starification Object Series," 1974-75.

The Whitney Museum of American Art acquired the Wilke photo work "S.O.S.Starification Object Series (Curlers)," 1975.
The Los Angeles County Art Museum acquired Wilke's "S.O.S.Starification Object Series (Guns)," 1975.

A group of ten exemplary Wilke drawings was purchased by the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection which was donated to the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, acquired three Wilke drawings from the early 1960's.

The Jewish Museum, New York, acquired five Hannah Wilke 1982-84  "Venus Pareve" sculptures from HWCALA.

Publication Information
Alison Jacques Gallery, London, has published Hannah Wilke Sculpture 1960s-80s in conjunction with the 2014 exhibition of the same name. Available from Alison Jacques Gallery, London www.alisonjacquesgallery.com
The Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, has initiated the publication of a hard-cover monograph, Hannah Wilke, by Nancy Princenthal. It is available from Prestel Publishing Company, New York, and through Amazon and bookstores worldwide.

Hannah Wilke: Gestures,
the catalog for the 2008-09 exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY, has been published. The catalog features an essay by Tracy Fitzpatrick and includes the transcript of a museum talk by Griselda Pollock and others.The catalog can be ordered through DAP.

Hannah Wilke: Selected Work, 1962-91
was published jointly by the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, and SolwayJones Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name in 2004. The catalog features essays by Arlene Raven, Marsie Scharlatt, and Michael Solway.

Catalogs for the 1994 exhibition Intra Venus, with essays by Amelia Jones and others, and the 2004 exhibition Hannah Wilke Selected Work, 1960-1992, are available through the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, P.O. Box 480111, Los Angeles, CA  90048.


Hannah Wilke: Selected Work 1960-1992 $45.00

Hannah Wilke Intra Venus catalog $125.00

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