Amanda Potter on Jane Hammond: Fallen

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Jane Hammond, Fallen (detail)

Amanda Potter
on Jane Hammond: Fallen

Artists' Responses to War

Gallery Talks

In these hour-long gallery conversations, you'll discuss the current exhibitions with artists, curators, and members of the Ohio State community.

Tue, May 27, 2008 12:30 PM

Throughout history, artists have created powerful artworks in response to war and violence, with Goya’s Disasters of War and Picasso’s Guernica, among the best-known examples.

In a talk suggested by Memorial Day, Wexner Center educator Amanda Potter discusses Jane Hammond’s Fallen in the context of this tradition, including how Fallen functions as an anti-monument.

Image Info
Jane Hammond (b. 1950)
Fallen, 2004-ongoing
Color inkjet print, printed from digital file retco and verso, on archival paper, cut, with matt medium, Jade glue, fiberglass strand, sumi ink, and additional handwork in acrylic paint and gouache, dimensions variable
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from Sarah Ann and Werner Kramarsky, Mr. and Mrs. David Schiff, Melissa and Robert Soros, Marion C. and Charles Burson, Toby Devan Lewis Foundation, The Judith Rothschild Foundation, Nora and Guy Barron, Pam Joseph and Rob Brinker, Greg Kucera and Larry Yocom, 2007.6
Photo: Sheldan C. Collins