As part of the exhibition Dana Schutz, the public was invited to a conversation between the artist and curator John Zeppetelli on Thursday, October 15 at 6 p.m.
The conversation took place in English.

Dana Schutz’s paintings are inhabited by strange portraits or group scenes, in which the figures are often stripped naked, carved into silhouettes of raw flesh, like crude dolls or reshapable sculptures set in various situations. These figures give in to idleness or engage in incongruous actions, with awkward, comical and sometimes cruel gestures, in interiors or landscapes bathed in a kaleidoscopic light that fragments the planes and blocks of material into brightly coloured facets. In addition to certain traits borrowed from the tradition of Synthetic Cubism, the free, gestural style of Schutz’s works and her acid colour palette recall the primitive impulse of German Expressionism.

Dana Schutz was born in Livonia, a suburb of Detroit, in 1976. She earned a BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2000, followed by an MFA at Columbia University, New York, in 2002. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Rose Museum, Brandeis University (2006); Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (2010); Neuberger Museum of Art (2011); Miami Art Museum (2012); Denver Museum of Contemporary Art and Denver Art Museum (2012); and Hannover Kesterngesellschaft and Hepworth Wakefield (2013).