Ericka Beckman discusses her pioneering three-decade career, over which her playful yet formally demanding films challenge traditional aesthetic, and cultural values. Mixing games with fairy tales to create hybrids with new rules, Beckman uses play in every sense to shape her message.
Ericka Beckman (b. 1951, Hempstead, New York) lives and works in New York and Boston. Recent solo exhibitions include Game Mechanics, Secession, Vienna (2017); Cherry & Martin, Los Angeles (2016); Hiatus, Mary Boone Gallery, New York (2016); Ericka Beckman’s Frame UP, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2015). She has also had solo presentations at Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; MOMA PS1, New York; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York among many other places.
This talk is part of the Testing Ground: Master Class programme, a week long intensive with leading international artists sharing their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country. Led by artist Doug Fishbone, this year's artists are: Ericka Beckman, Jake Chapman, Michael Dean and Richard Wentworth. Each of the artists, in addition to working with the emerging artists, will present a free evening lecture to the public about their work.
Master Class: Guest Artist’s Talks
Wed 24 January: Richard Wentworth
Thur 25 January: Jake Chapman
Sat 27 January: Ericka Beckman
Sun 28 January: Michael Dean