Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Hal Fischer
The award presentation and reception will immediately follow the lecture.
Over a career spanning four decades, Hal Fischer has been an artist, an art critic, and a museum professional. Fischer’s work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, among many other venues, and is featured in both public and private collections. Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding among Homosexual Men (1977) is one of the most important publications associated with California conceptual photography in the 1970s.
In the 1970s, Fischer’s reviews and articles on photography regularly appeared in such journals as Artweek, Artforum, and Afterimage. The recipient of NEA fellowships in both photography and criticism, Fischer gained nonprofit status in 1977 for San Francisco Camerawork and assembled that organization’s first volunteer board. Fischer was director of exhibitions and publications at the Timken Museum of Art from 1985 to 2007 and directed special projects at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Krannert Art Museum recently acquired complete sets of his photographic portfolios.
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