Susan Morgan and Thomas Lawson

Thomas Lawson & Susan Morgan

Kaari Upson & Thomas Lawson

In 1979, artist Thomas Lawson and writer Susan Morgan cofounded REALLIFE Magazine. Written by and about young artists, REALLIFE charted the rise of postmodernism and postfeminism before moving into more political issues including institutional critique, hypertext, and AIDS. The final issue was published in 1994, and a book, REALLIFE Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects, 1979–1994, was published in 2007. The anthology features writings by and about Take It or Leave It artists Dara Birnbaum, Mark Dion, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum, John Miller,  Matt Mullican, and Adrian Piper, among others.

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


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

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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.