Jenni Sorkin at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

Sorkin is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at University of California, Santa Barbara CA, and writes on the intersection between gender, material culture, and contemporary art. Her book, ‘Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community’ (University of Chicago Press) was released in July 2016.


Ceramics had a far-reaching impact in the second half of the twentieth century, as its artists worked through the same ideas regarding abstraction and form as those for other creative mediums. ‘Live Form’ shines new light on the relation of ceramics to the artistic avant-garde by looking at the central role of women in the field: potters who popularized ceramics as they worked with or taught male counterparts like John Cage, Peter Voulkos, and Ken Price.


Gallery hours:
Wednesday, Friday – Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
Thursday: 11 am – 8 pm
If you are visiting in a group of 10 or more, please contact the gallery for reservations.

Start Date

September 3, 2016

End Date

September 3, 2016


04:00 PM - 05:00 PM


901 East 3rd Street Los Angeles CA 90013

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