Diana Thater

Life is a Time-Based Medium

March 26 - May 16, 2015


Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present a new video installation by Diana Thater. The work comprises footage from the Hindu pilgrimage site, the Galtaji Temple, near Jaipur in India. Thater projects images of the 18th-century pavilions and pillars onto the walls and floor of the gallery to create an immersive environment depicting the many monkeys that inhabit the temple in their architectural habitat. The installation will be included in Thater's mid-career retrospective, opening at LACMA, Los Angeles in Autumn 2015. This year, Thater will also present exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO and at San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA as part of their Beta Space series.

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About the Artist

Diana Thater

For over two and a half decades, Diana Thater has explored the precarious relationship between culture and nature in her new media practice. Frequently using animals and natural phenomena as subjects, her precisely choreographed video installations immerse the viewer in ambient environments and invite new ways of seeing the world.

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