"Take it or Leave it: Institution, Image, Ideology," Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. February 9 - May 18, 2014
"Adjusted," exhibition catalogue, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Born in 1947 in Bronxville, New York; lives in New York City
Attended Cornell University (BFA 1969)
Published in conjunction with her exhibition currently on view at Museum Ludwig in Cologne, this volume presents an overview of Lawler’s eclectic body of work, including recent works, which offer insightful and witty revelations about the way art is “consumed” in our current culture, and the way it is modified, or “adjusted,” by the manner in which it is displayed. Texts by curator Philipp Kaiser, Benjamin Buchloh, Hal Foster and Sven Lütticken.
This book includes the earliest published text on Lawler's work; an examination of her ephemera; a rare interview with the artist conducted by Douglas Crimp; a conversation between George Baker and Andrea Fraser on Lawler's work; and essays by writers Rosalind Krauss, Rosalyn Deutsche and Helen Molesworth, who edited the volume along with Taylor Walsh. October Files is available at the gallery.
This new hardcover book brings together Louise Lawler’s images of Gerhard Richter’s paintings as they exist and are handled in the context of museums, galleries, auction houses, and collections. With a text by Tim Griffin, the book is available at the gallery.
Edited by Marc Blondeau and Philippe Davet
In 1984, Louise Lawler was granted access to the homes of visionary collectors Burton and Emily Tremaine, and she has since tracked the works she photographed there as they have wended their way through museums and auction houses. With texts by Stephen Melville and Andrea Miller-Keller, this publication gathers almost all the Tremaine Pictures produced between 1984 and 2007.
The MIT Press
Editor Helen Molesworth
"Twice Untitled and Other Pictures," published in conjunction with Lawler's first major museum exhibition in the United States, organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, eats away at the standard museum practices of chronology, linear development, and the presentation of masterpieces, opting instead to explore such dynamic themes and undercurrents in Lawler's practice as her relationship to sculpture, her long history of collaborative projects, her production of such ephemera as napkins, matchbooks, and announcement cards, and the steady political dimension of her work. With essays by art historian and political theorist Rosalyn Deutsche and curators Ann Goldstein and Helen Molesworth, "Twice Untitled and Other Pictures" promises to be an essential volume for anyone interested in late 20th and early 21st-century art.
From an exhibition of Degas' materpieces to an Andy Warhol installation, this book invites you to discover Louise Lawler's unique vision of modern and contemporary art. Lawler is fascinated by what "happens" to the art object after it leaves the artist's studio - where it goes, how it's displayed, how it's valued, what it means. In a Lawler photograph taken in a private home, the furnishings and objects surrounding the art are given as much attention as the art; in a museum, the view out of a window next to the artwork; in an auction house, the label identifying the artwork. Her striking and provocative photographs show us how the environment that surrounds it affects our perception of art and how it in turn affects all aspects of that environment.