The Future of Institutional Critique

The Future of Institutional Critique

Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology artists Judith Barry, Dara Birnbaum, Andrea Fraser and Mary Kelly discuss how social, political, and artistic systems are addressed in their work and whether they envision the idiom of “institutional critique” remaining relevant in the future. Moderated by Take It or Leave It curators Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum, and Anne Ellegood, Hammer senior curator.

In conjunction with the exhibition Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology.

View photos from the event here.


Free tickets are required and available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. All programs in the theater are assigned seating. Ticketing begins one hour before each program. Hammer Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least a half hour prior to program time is recommended.

Parking is available under the Museum for a flat rate of $3 after 6PM. 

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.