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Director of Rinehart School of Sculpture Interviewed in Los Angeles Times

Maren Hassinger talks about her work on display at the Hammer Museum

Posted 11.27.11 by mica communications

Maren Hassinger, "Love," pink plastic shopping bags inflated with human breath, 2011.

Maren Hassinger, director of Rinehart School of Sculpture, was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times for her work included in Now Dig This!, a survey of African-American artmaking in Los Angeles from the 1960s to the 1980s on display at the Hammer Museum through January 8, 2012. The exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980.

Hassinger made two pieces for the exhibition, a new installation made out of wire rope as well as a re-created version of her 1972 work River, a 30-foot form made by entwining galvanized metal chain and rope.

"The thing about being an artist for me is that I'm trying to say something about what the experience of living has meant to me. And that doesn't have a color or a gender. So it's very devastating to constantly be categorized when you're not thinking about that," Hassinger told the Los Angeles Times.

READ: Maren Hassinger's full interview with the Los Angeles Times


Image Caption: Maren Hassinger, Love, pink plastic shopping bags inflated with human breath, 2011.