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LACMA Acquires UC San Diego Alumna Katie Herzog’s ‘Transtextuality’

originally posted on: UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts News
November 2014

LACMA announces the acquisition of Katie Herzog’s Transtextuality (Senate Bill 48), 2013. Originally exhibited at Night Gallery in the summer of 2013, Transtextuality (Senate Bill 48) highlights the power of crowdsourced digital archives to fill in the blanks of written history. Herzog’s work references California Governor Jerry Brown’s “Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act” (also known as the FAIR Education Act, the LGBT History Bill, and Senate Bill 48), and Gerhard Richter’s 48 Portraits of Men of Letters. Creating a new public document representing 48 Transgender Men and Women Of Letters using images sourced from Wikipedia and other online platforms, the work has invited extensive dialogue surrounding painting in the information era, language in the construction of gender, and the historic role of gender in the constructed cultural definition of intellectualism. Writing on the work appears in Artforum, Notes on Looking, Los Angeles Art Resource, and KCET Artbound.…

Katie Herzog is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

Photo: Katie Herzog’s Transtextuality (Senate Bill 48), 2013. Installation view from LACMA’s Summer 2013. Courtesy of LACMA

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