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KWH: Artist Erica Baum in Conversation with Al Filreis
Creative Ventures Program
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Kelly Writers House

RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu or call 215-746-7636

Baum is known for her text-and-book based photography, including her project DOG EAR, where she photographs dog-eared book pages to create found poems from the folded pages. She will be discussing her practice with Al Filreis, with a reception afterwards.

Erica Baum (b. 1961, New York; lives and works in New York) received her BA from Barnard College and her MFA from Yale University. Current and recent museum exhibitions include Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York; For the Love of Things: Still Life, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 2016; Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Kunsthalle Berlin and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2015; Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2015; After Dark, Mamco, Geneva, 2015; and the 30th Bienal de São Paulo: The Imminence of Poetics, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012. Recent solo exhibitions include The Following Information, Bureau, New York, 2016; Stanzas, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, 2015; The Paper Nautilus, Bureau, New York, 2014; Erica Baum, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany, 2013; and Naked Eye Anthology, Bureau, New York, 2012. Her work is held in the public collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris; FRAC Ile de France, Paris; and the Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. 2017 two-person exhibitions include Until it Makes Sense with Ajit Chauhan at SVIT, Prague AAa:Quien Erica Baum and Libby Rothfeld Bureau, New York ; Strange Days, Le Plateau, Frac Île-de-France, Paris, Tuer La Marionette at CACBM, Paris France.