An-My Lê on Michael Heizer

Artists on Artists Lecture Series

November 10, 2008    add to my calendar

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1960, An-My Lê gained a Master of Science from Stanford University, California, in 1985, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Art, New Haven, in 1993. Among her most recent projects is Small Wars comprising a book (Aperture Press, 2005) and an exhibition of photographs that is currently touring the United States. Trap Rock, Lê's 2006-2007 series of color photographs, was on view at Dia:Beacon through September 2008.

Michael Heizer was born in Berkeley, California, in 1944, the son of the anthropologist Robert Heizer. After briefly attending the San Francisco Art Institute in 1963-64, he moved to New York in 1966. In 1967 Heizer began creating large Earthworks, primarily in California and Nevada. For his first one-person show, at the Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, in 1969, he removed 1,000 tons of earth in a conical shape to create Munich Depression. He followed this with Double Negative, a displacement of over 240,000 tons of earth to make two vast incisions opposite one another on the edge of Virgin River mesa, Nevada. Heizer's next one-person show was at the Dwan Gallery, New York, in 1970, and that same year he exhibited in the International Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Major exhibitions of his work have been staged at institutions such as the Museum Folkwang, Essen (1979), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1984). Heizer lives in Nevada, where he continues to work on City, a sculptural complex begun in 1970 currently supported by Dia and Lannan Foundation.

Funding

Made possible by a grant from Art for Art's Sake, New York, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, this series, established in 2001, highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers, and focuses on artists in Dia's collection and exhibition programs. 
 

Event Information

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1960, An-My Lê gained a Master of Science from Stanford University, California, in 1985, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Art, New Haven, in 1993. Among her most recent projects is Small Wars comprising a book (Aperture Press, 2005) and an exhibition of photographs that is currently touring the United States. Trap Rock, Lê's 2006-2007 series of color photographs, was on view at Dia:Beacon through September 2008.

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