To celebrate the opening of German artist Michaela Eichwald’s first US museum exhibition, curator and writer Laura Hoptman will offer a virtual lecture that surveys the artist’s practice. Looking across Eichwald’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Hoptman will discuss key motifs and subject matter recurring throughout the artist’s work. The lecture will be screening online for free on YouTube Premiere beginning at 7 pm (CST) November 14 and remain on the Walker’s website throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Exhibition curator Pavel Pyś will be present in the YouTube Premiere chat November 14, 7–8 pm to answer questions live.
Laura Hoptman is executive director of The Drawing Center in New York, a position she has held since 2018. Before that Hoptman was a curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art New York, where she began her career in the 1990s as a curator with a specialty in drawing. Among the dozens of exhibitions that Hoptman has curated are Drawing Now: Eight Propositions (2002), a landmark exhibition of contemporary figurative drawing at MoMA, as well as The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World (2014), a major survey of recent painting, which featured works by Michaela Eichwald. Hoptman has also curated several retrospectives by artists including Yayoi Kusama, Isa Genzken, Henry Taylor, Bruce Conner, and Elizabeth Peyton, and she organized the 54th Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh.