"I'm not a storyteller, I'm an imagemaker. The story is made in the mind of the viewer." Dirk Braeckman
For this special presentation, Ghent-based artist Dirk Braeckman is in conversation with the Modern's associate curator Alison Hearst to offer a glimpse into the museum's exhibition FOCUS: Dirk Braeckman, which opens to the public January 26. Braeckman, who represented Belgium at the 57th Venice Biennale, is known for the quietude and stillness of his gray and enticingly obscure photographs that test the limits of photography. Over his three-decade career, Braeckman has exhibited extensively, with works in significant private and public collections across the globe. FOCUS: Dirk Braeckman is the artist's first solo exhibition in the United States.
Image credit: Dirk Braeckman, F.K-F.K.-17, gelatin silver print
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 www.themodern.org/programs/lectures. 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.