Diann Bauer: Recent Work
Department of Art Fall 2013 Lecture Series
Diann Bauer's practice takes on questions of power, politics, the social, and arts relationship to these things though a vocabulary of visual force. The work proposes that the current reality of political and economic entanglement necessitates an art that packs an equally forceful and complicated visual punch. To quote Lebbeus Woods, a consistent influence and presence for Bauer over the years: "because the things to be resisted have not come from nowhere. They have a history built over periods of time, a kind of seriousness and weight that makes them a threat to begin with. They can only be resisted by ideas and actions of equivalent substance and momentum."
Bauer has had solo exhibitions at Paradise Row, Kynastonmcshine, the Showroom, all in London, and the Vamialis Gallery in Athens among others; group exhibitions including, Screen Play at the Dorsky Museum, Dawnbreakers, at the John Hansard Gallery, and the 2006 Busan Biennale, Korea. Her work is in collected by Charles Saatchi, David Roberts, and Dakis Joannou. She has recently finished a public commission at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York City, which opened September 2013.