Thursday, May 14, 2020
5 – 6 pm
Instagram Live: @thejewishmuseum
The Jewish Museum invites you to L’Chaim!, a conversation with Andrea Bowers (@radicalhospitality) and Kelly Taxter, Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art, live on @thejewishmuseum Instagram.
L'Chaim! is inspired by a series of exhibitions of commissioned artwork for the Jewish Museum lobby. Inaugurated in 2012 with an installation by Lawrence Weiner, a diverse group of artists presented their work in our most public-facing space. The artists’ projects greeted visitors upon first entering our doors, and were visible from both inside and outside the Museum, whether we were open or closed. We invite you to join us for a drink and a conversation, to connect with the artists who have exhibited in our lobby and special exhibitions, and who have brought meaning and life to the Jewish Museum.
Bowers is an artist + activist based in Los Angeles. Her practice includes explicitly political works that span drawing, video, and installation—dealing with the struggle for gender, racial, environmental, and immigration justice. She has recently had solo exhibitions at the Museum Abteiberg, Germany (2020) and the Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Germany (2019). Her work can be found in the collections at MoMA NY, The Whitney Museum, The Hirshhorn, MoCA LA, and others.
Andrea Bowers, Political Ribbons, 2016. Installation view of the exhibition Take Me (I'm Yours). September 16, 2016 – February 5, 2017. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: David Heald.
Andrea Bowers discusses her work as an artist and activist with Jewish Museum curator Kelly Taxter, part of L’Chaim! the Jewish Museum's Instagram Live conversation series with artists.