Dia Talks

A Conversation with Maren Hassinger, Donna De Salvo, and Christina Mossaides Strassfield

August 21, 2021, 12 pm, Offsite

Event Details 
Saturday, August 21, 2021, 12 pm 
Doors open at 11:30 am. Proof of vaccination is required.
Guild Hall Museum 
158 Main Street 
East Hampton, New York 

In collaboration with the Guild Hall Museum 

This conversation between artist Maren Hassinger, Dia curator Donna De Salvo, and Guild Hall Museum director and chief curator Christina Mossaides Strassfield will focus on Hassinger’s practice as well as the arts community in the Hamptons in the 1990s. The artist's new exhibition at Dia Bridgehampton opened in June 2021 and will be on view through early May 2022. 

More information here. 

Maren Hassinger was born in Los Angeles in 1947. She graduated from Bennington College, Vermont, with a BA in sculpture in 1969, and from the University of California, Los Angeles, with an MFA in fiber structure in 1973. While living in East Hampton in the 1990s, Hassinger was an active participant in the Long Island arts community. Her work appeared in numerous local exhibitions including Volume: 6 Contemporary Sculptors, Guild Hall, East Hampton, in 1992, and Sightings, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, in 1994. She also realized performances such as A Day at the Beach for the Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, Amagansett, in 1995. She was a lecturer in the art department of Stony Brook Southampton from 1992 to 1997. Hassinger has completed solo presentations and projects at, among others, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado; Baltimore Museum of Art; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida; deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. She recently retired after twenty years as the director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. Hassinger lives in New York. 

Donna De Salvo is Dia's senior adjunct curator of special projects. In the 1990s, she was the Robert Lehman Curator at the Parrish Art Museum, where she organized numerous exhibitions including an installation of work by Maren Hassinger.   

Christina Mossaides Strassfield is the museum director and chief curator of the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, New York. She was curator at Guild Hall from 1990–96 and returned to the institution in 2002. 

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