Aug. 30, 2016

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The former curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,
focuses on artist Lee Bontecou

WHAT: Lecture: Paul Schimmel, "Lee Bontecou: Destroy the Picture/Painting the Void"
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre, 901 Kinau Street
INFO: 808-532-8700, (publishable)
High-res images available on request.

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I (Aug. 30, 2016)—On Oct. 27, internationally known curator Paul Schimmel will talk about the artist Lee Bontecou, whose untitled canvas-and-steel construction is one of the highlights of the museum’s contemporary collection.

This year, the museum lent its Bontecou work to the Los Angeles gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel for its exhibition Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947–2016, which is on view through Sept. 4.

Schimmel’s talk is part of the museum’s ongoing effort to make art and the art world accessible to the community. This is a rare opportunity for the public to hear a visiting visionary curator renowned for his love of art and artists and his far-reaching, dot-connecting solo and group shows, and learn more about a key work in the museum’s collection.

About Paul Schimmel
Schimmel is vice president and partner at the international contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth. Previously, he served as chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, from 1990 to 2012. He has organized major one-person retrospectives for artists Chris Burden, Willem de Kooning, Takashi Murakami, Laura Owens, Sigmar Polke, Charles Ray and Robert Rauschenberg; and thematic exhibitions such as Helter Skelter: LA Art in the 1990s (1992) and Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949–1962 (2012).


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