Clare Elliott on Forrest Bess

On February 27, 2020, Clare Elliott, Associate Research Curator at the Menil Collection in Houston, presented the lecture “Finally – a Bit of Prophecy,” The Paintings and Thesis of Forrest Bess in the context of the Forrest Bess exhibition. In a short interview, the curator also spoke about the practice of the visionary painter and his relevance for contemporary art.


James Benning on Forrest Bess

On February 27, 2020, Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker James Benning presented the lecture Finding Bess in the context of the Forrest Bess exhibition. In the run-up to this event, he explained in a short interview his specific interest in the life and work of the visionary painter and his influence on Benning’s own artistic practice.