Lara Schnitger

  • March 17, 2020 7:00 PM


Lara Schnitger, a Dutch-American artist, makes work with a point of view. She is recognized for her knitted and sewn textile sculptures, videos, and photographs as well as performative events. Her lecture “Be the Walker, Not the Dog” will shed light on Schnitger’s expansive approach to artmaking, with all its moving parts.

In conjunction with this presentation, the Dallas-based organization Make Art with Purpose (MAP) will produce one of the artist’s Suffragette City processions in Fort Worth as part of MAP2020The Further We Roll, The More We Gain, a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment. The procession culminates in this Tuesday Evenings lecture, concluding at the Modern at 7 pm, when Schnitger’s talk begins. Suffragette City is a hybrid procession-protest piece that uses graphic design and portable sculptural pieces to champion women’s rights. The Modern is happy to work with the artist and MAP for this very special evening.

Lara Schnitger lives and works in Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Schnitger studied at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and had a residency at the Kitakyushu Center for Contemporary Art in southern Japan. She produced a book about art created from mundane materials titled Lara Schnitger: Fragile Kingdom (Artimo, 2004). Schnitger’s work has been shown internationally at galleries and museums such as Magasin III, Stockholm; Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen; Santa Monica Museum of Art; Kunst-Werke, Berlin; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City; The Power Plant, Toronto; and Royal Academy, London. She participated in the Liverpool Biennial in 1999 and the Shanghai Biennial in 2002.

From March 8 to April 30, 2020, Make Art with Purpose (MAP) is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution with MAP2020: The Further We Roll, The More We Gain. A core component of MAP 2020 is the commissioning of female artists to design flags honoring women in history or exploring themes connected to the amendment, which will be installed throughout DFW. MAP2020 programs include exhibitions, public talks, workshops, a procession, and education programs to critically examine various aspects of the amendment, such as the role of women of color in the movement and who received the right to vote and who did not, according to race and other factors. MAP2020 was conceived and is produced by MAP’s Founding Director, Janeil Engelstad.

Image credit: Lara Schnitger and images from Suffragette City processions

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, a 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. 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.