• Exhibition Opening Reception

  • Thu, 03/19/2020 at 6:00 pm
  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
    724 S 12th St
    68102 Omaha
Exhibition Opening Reception - Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts - Omaha

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts invites the public to the opening of "Liv Schulman: The Gobernment" and "Claudia Wieser: Generations". The artists and curators will be in attendance. Free and open to all. Free parking available."Liv Schulman: The Gobernment" (2019) is a multi-episode video installation that imagines the destiny and work of unconventional and often forgotten women artists who lived in Paris between 1910 and 1980. Neither a realistic film nor a period fiction or a rational history, "The Gobernment" is a fictional historical revision that turns words, speech, and images into fluid characters freed from the dominant phallocratic discourse. "Liv Schulman: The Gobernment" is curated by Sylvie Fortin, Bemis Curator-in-Residence. bemiscenter.org/gobernmentReferencing the history of space and form through architecture, design, and imagery, Claudia Wieser considers the coexistence of abstraction and the physiological experience through her spatial installations. With a nod to Modernist geometric constructions through Bauhaus inspiration and influenced by spirituality within an artistic practice like artists Hilma af Klint, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee, "Generations" will encompass her distinctive multi-faceted practice. "Claudia Wieser: Generations" is co-curated by Rachel Adams, Bemis Chief Curator and Director of Programs and Jennifer Carty, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art. bemiscenter.org/generations"Liv Schulman: The Gobernment" is sponsored, in part, by Douglas County, Nebraska; Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment; Omaha Steaks; and Streck. It was conceived with the support of an ADAGP-Villa Vassilieff grant, in partnership with Bibliothèque Kandinsky, MNAM-CCI, Centre Pompidou.The Curator-in-Residence program is supported, in part, by Esther and Dan Brabec and Carol Gendler."Claudia Wieser: Generations" is organized by Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago."Claudia Wieser: Generations" is sponsored, in part, by Douglas County, Nebraska; The Goethe-Institut; Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment; Omaha Steaks; and Streck.