SECA 50th Anniversary Artist on Artist Talks: Rebeca Bollinger on Giorgio Morandi

Rebeca Bollinger (1996 SECA Art Award) talked about  Giorgio Morandi’s Natura Morta (Still Life), “translating” the painting five ways. Two of the translations are represented in detail below.

Giorgio Morandi, Natura morta (Still Life), 1952.

Rebeca Bollinger on Giorgio Morandi’s Natura morta (Still Life).

Detail, Rebeca Bollinger on Giorgio Morandi’s Natura morta (Still Life): “Translation No. 5″ translates the text from NY Times critic Holland Cotter’s review of Giorgio Morandi’s exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, text translated into sound.

Detail, Rebeca Bollinger on Giorgio Morandi’s Natura morta (Still Life): “Translation No. 2”.

 

Rebeca Bollinger, Blue, 2010; glazed ceramic, pigment print; 8½ x 16 x 9½ in.; Courtesy Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles

Rebeca Bollinger, Background, 2010; glazed ceramic; 7 ½ x 10 ½ x 6 in.; Courtesy Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles

Rebeca Bollinger, Everything is Everything (installation view), 2010: Courtesy Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles


 


Rebeca Bollinger (1996 SECA Electronic Media Award) works with ceramics, drawing, sculpture, photography, collage, animation, sound and sculptural video projection. She is represented by Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, and Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles.

Tomorrow night is our final talk in this superb series, please don’t miss it: Hung Liu on Rosana Castrillo Díaz.


Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Talks last 20 minutes and are free with museum admission — which is half-price Thursday eves, or of course, totally free if you’re a member. If you can’t make it into the galleries, check back here on Wednesdays: we’ll record and post the audio to Open Space each week.

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