Inaugural MATTER Lecture Brings David Salle to Winnipeg

David Salle ©Robert Wright

Border Crossings magazine and the Winnipeg Art Gallery are pleased to introduce the MATTER Lecture Series. Featuring two speakers per year, this new series explores contemporary art and ideas. The inaugural event on November 24 brings to Winnipeg distinguished American artist David Salle. The lecture will be followed by a conversation between the artist and Robert Enright, and a book signing.

Thursday November 24, 2016


Winnipeg Art Gallery

Admission is free

While I’m Gone, 2016 © David Salle, VAGA, NY courtesy of Skarstedt, NY

David Salle is an internationally acclaimed painter, printmaker, and theatre designer, whose compositional and pictorial invention has made him one of the most compelling artists working today. In the course of his career, Mr. Salle has had over 100 solo exhibitions of his work at galleries and museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; MoMA Vienna; Menil Collection, Houston; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and the Guggenheim, Bilbao. His paintings are in the permanent collections of numerous museums including: Art Institute of Chicago; The Broad, Los Angeles; Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery, Washington D.C.; Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Gallery, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Mr. Salle is also a prolific writer on art. His essays and reviews have appeared in Artforum, Modern Painters, Art News, Town & Country, and The Paris Review, as well as numerous exhibition catalogs and anthologies.

Read Border Crossings’ interview with the artist for our Issue 135: Painting, now online in full.

The first MATTER lecture serves as the Canadian launch of HOW TO SEE: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art, David Salle’s recent book of art criticism published by W.W. Norton. HOW TO SEE will be available for purchase at MATTER, with a book signing to follow the lecture.

Watch for our next MATTER lecture in April 2017!

Many thanks to The Winnipeg Foundation for contributing to the funding of this project.

Event photos can be viewed here.

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