Panel Discussion: Jenni Lomax, Marian Ivan and Klara Kemp-Welch
To coincide with the exhibition ‘Geta Brătescu. The Power of the Line’ at Hauser & Wirth London, please join us for a panel discussion with Jenni Lomax, Marian Ivan and Klara Kemp-Welch.
The presentation features an important body of works from the past decade, during which time Brătescu focused predominantly on working with the line as a structuring principle. The exhibition was conceived over the last year in conjunction with the artist and in close collaboration with Marian Ivan and Diana Ursan of Ivan Gallery.
Geta Brătescu originally studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Bucharest, in the late 1940s but was expelled due to the Communist party’s objection to her parents’ middle class background. Over the course of a seven-decade career she went on to develop a deeply personal practice and was one of the first representatives of conceptualist approaches in Romania. Brătescu’s oeuvre comprises drawing, collage, textiles, photography, experimental film and performance which mines themes of identity, gender, and dematerialisation. Her more recent international recognition, including her Venice Biennale presentation in 2017, provided a basis for the re-evaluation of her experimental work within the framework of conceptual practices.
About the speakers
Jenni Lomax is the former Director of Camden Arts Centre in London and collaborated with Geta Brătescu for ‘Geta Bratescu. The Studio: A Tireless, Ongoing Space’ in 2017.
Marian Ivan is the founder of Ivan Gallery and has represented the artist since 2007.
Klara Kemp-Welch is a lecturer in twentieth-century modernism at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.