Image: (up) An-My Lê, Trap Rock (shot II), 2006, 26.5 x 38 inches, Courtesy Murray Guy, New York. (down) Michael Heizer, North, East, South, West, 1967/2002. Installation at Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY. Dia Art Foundation; gift of Lannan Foundation. Photo: Tom Vinetz.
Monday, November 10, 2008, 6:30pm
Dia Art Foundation
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
212 989 5566
Admission for the lecture is $6 general; $3 for students, seniors, and Dia members. Reservations are recommended, please call 212 293 5583
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1960, An-My Lê gained a Master of Science from Stanford University, California, in 1985, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Art, New Haven, in 1993. Among her most recent projects is Small Wars comprising a book (Aperture Press, 2005) and an exhibition of photographs that is currently touring the United States. Trap Rock, Lê's 2006-2007 series of color photographs, was on view at Dia:Beacon through September 2008.
Michael Heizer was born in Berkeley, California, in 1944, the son of the anthropologist Robert Heizer. After briefly attending the San Francisco Art Institute in 1963-64, he moved to New York in 1966. In 1967 Heizer began creating large Earthworks, primarily in California and Nevada. For his first one-person show, at the Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, in 1969, he removed 1,000 tons of earth in a conical shape to create Munich Depression. He followed this with Double Negative, a displacement of over 240,000 tons of earth to make two vast incisions opposite one another on the edge of Virgin River mesa, Nevada. Heizer's next one-person show was at the Dwan Gallery, New York, in 1970, and that same year he exhibited in the International Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Major exhibitions of his work have been staged at institutions such as the Museum Folkwang, Essen (1979), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1984). Heizer lives in Nevada, where he continues to work on City, a sculptural complex begun in 1970 currently supported by Dia and Lannan Foundation.