Jan 17, 1994

Susan Stewart will give a lecture on tropos, an installation by Ann Hamilton, as part of Robert Lehman Lectures on Contemporary Art at Dia Center for the Arts, 548 West 22nd Street, New York City on Thursday, February 10, 1994. The lecture will begin at 6:30 pm. Admission is $5.00, Students $2.50.

In the catalogue essay for an earlier exhibition of Ann Hamilton's work, Stewart wrote, "It is important to note at the outset that Hamilton's work is a meditation on our relation to nature and therefore never merely a positing of that relation. In this sense, her work comments on a world of human action and accountability....To experience her work is to re-examine what it is to take place, to be in time, to know nature."1 In this lecture, Stewart will continue to explore that experience. Author of Crimes of Writing: Problems in the Containment of Representation; Nonsense: Aspects of Intertextuality in Folklore and Literature and On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection, Stewart is a professor of English at Temple University.

tropos opened October 7, 1993, and remains on view at Dia's exhibition facility at 548 West 22nd Street through June 19, 1994. Like Hamilton's other major works from the past eight years, tropos is site-related, temporary and laboriously constructed from organic materials.

Funding for the the lecture series has been provided by the Robert Lehman Foundation. tropos was realized with assistance from the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Funding for this project has been provided by the Dia Art Council, the major annual support group of Dia Center for the Arts, and the Dia Art Circle. Support for the 1993-94 exhibitions program has also been provided through a generous grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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Press Department, Dia Art Foundation, or 212 293 5518

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