Image from The Silver, the Black, the Wicked Dance at LACMA, 2016. Pictured are Bryatt Bryant and Philip Littell. Photo by Marianne Williams.
Asher Hartman is an interdisciplinary artist, playwright and director whose work at the junction of visual art and theater centers on the exploration of the self in relation to Western histories and ideologies.
Recent works include “The Silver, the Black, the Wicked Dance,” LACMA (2016); “Mr. Akita,” the Tang Museum, New York (2015) and forthcoming at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA, 2017); “Purple Electric Play! (2014)” at Machine Project, Los Angeles; “Glass Bang” at the MAK Center for Art & Architecture’s RM Schindler’s Fitzpatrick-Leland House as part of Machine Project’s engagement in the Getty Museum’s “Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.” (2013) and with Cannonball in Miami as “The Florida Room” and Southern Exposure in San Francisco (2013); “See What Love The Father Has Given Us,” Machine Project, Los Angeles, (2012 );“The All Stars of Non-Violet Communication“ at Human Resources, LACE and Highways Performance Space (2011), Los Angeles, and “Annie Okay!” at The Hammer Museum (2010). Hartman is also one half of the intuitive duo Krystal Krunch (with Haruko Tanaka) whose performances and workshops have been presented in variety of venues including at The Pulitzer Art Museum (St. Louis); The Hayward Gallery (London), The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburg); Real Art Ways (Hartford), Extrapool (Netherlands), and numerous workshops with Machine Project.