Analia Saban

  • March 26, 2019 7:00 PM



Integrating conceptual depth with a poetic formal sensibility, innovative technical processes and wry wit, Saban’s latest body of work examines the transition and contrasts between analog and digital worlds. Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Analia Saban: Punched Card, September 6–October 18, 2018

Analia Saban, born in Buenos Aires and based in Los Angeles, is the Modern’s third FOCUS artist for the 2018–2019 season. With her work represented in such significant collections as UCLA’s Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles; Centre Pompidou in Paris; and Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires, Saban is recognized for her attention to issues of fragility, balance, technique, and experimentation. Her connection with mundane objects is at the forefront of her investigation of tangible materials and the metaphysical properties of artworks. Throughout the past decade, Saban has developed a dynamic practice that at once explores and subverts the fundamental elements of artmaking, blurring the lines between what constitutes painting, sculpture, and everyday object.

For this Tuesday Evenings presentation, Saban shares the development of her practice with particular consideration of her most recent work, shown last fall in the solo exhibition Punched Card at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York, which sets up the works featured in FOCUS: Analia Saban, open to the public beginning March 30.

Image credit: Installation view of Analia Saban: Punched Card, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, September 6–October 18, 2018

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public. Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern's information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies). 

Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers until 6:45 pm on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.