On the occasion of the last days of her exhibition, we would like to invite you to the gallery for a conversation between Alice Aycock (via Skype from New York) and Susanne Titz, art historian and director of Museum Abteiberg.
Alice Aycock (*1946, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) lives and works in New York City. Her work was presented in solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the United States Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (1980). Major group exhibitions include the 1979 and 1981 Whitney Biennials in NYC and Content: A Contemporary Focus, 1974–86 at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. In Germany, Aycock was first presented at documenta 6 (1977) and in 1983/84 in a comprehensive travelling exhibition at Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, and Skulpturenmuseum, Marl. Aycock’s work was included in the first major museum survey on Land Art "Ends of the Earth: Art of the Land to 1974" at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and the Haus der Kunst in Munich (2012) as well as "Materializing ‘Six Years’: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art" at the Brooklyn Museum (2012/13). An extensive catalogue on her drawings has been published in conjunction with her retrospective at the Grey Art Gallery (New York University) and the Parish Art Museum. The exhibition travelled to the University Art Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 2014.