Vera Lutter artist talk 2011

Vera Lutter: Artist Talk

Vera Lutter, artist talk, 7:30 PM, Marfa Book Company

Chinati Foundation and Marfa Book Company hosts a talk with artist Vera Lutter on Friday, November 25, 2011 at 7:30 PM at the bookstore. The event is free and everyone is invited.

Vera Lutter is a photography-based artist best known for her colossal black-and-white photographs. Lutter constructs large scale camera obscuras to capture images of immense architectural scope, using timed exposures that can last from hours to several days or even months. This decidedly slow rendering challenges typical photographic processes and encourages, for both the artist and the viewer, new reflections on time and space. In Marfa, she will photograph the moon.

Lutter was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She studied at both the Munich Art Academy and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and her work has been exhibited at the Kunsthalle, Basel, the Dia Center for the Arts, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, among other venues. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Neue Galerie, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.