Wed, Sep 10, 12 pm, from $24
ROXANA MARCOCI ON CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
Christopher Williams is one of the most influential cinephilic artists working in photography today. A senior curator at the Museum ofModern Art, Roxana Marcoci, discusses the first retrospective exhibition of his work, Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, running at MOMA from July 27 through November 2.
Tue, Oct 7, 5:30 pm, from $30
BRANDON STANTON: HUMANS OF NEW YORK
Brandon Stanton’s addictive blog, Humans of New York, takes as its premise, “Everyone has a story to tell.” Since 2010, Stanton has shown the faces and shared the words of the New Yorkers we pass by every day – usually without noticing each other. Each blog post is a visit to another life. After the blog came a book – one that’s likely to become the bestselling photography book of all time. Find out howStanton started the blog, how he gets people to share their stories and personal details and why he thinks his work has become so popular.
Tue, Oct 14, 12 pm, from $24
ARCHITECTURE BEYOND MODERNISM
Are all cities starting to look the same, bristling with glass skyscrapers? London is Manhattanizing and even Paris is considering skyscrapers in its historic core, in order to compete as a business center. Architect Richard Sammons, winner of the Arthur Ross Award, speculates on what will probably happen, and what should happen, as cities strive to be contemporary and business-friendly. He imagines an architectural landscape of humility, good manners and beauty. Can that happen?
Thu, Oct 23, 7 pm, from $30
LIVING THE CREATIVE LIFE: SHARON LOUDEN WITH ADAM SCHEFFER, WILL COTTON, BENJAMIN GENOCCHIO, KATHLEEN HAYS
92Y invites Sharon Louden back for another inspiring talk about how to live a creative life and sustain a creative practice. When art is viewed as a commodity, how can artists avoid being defined by price tags? What does “success” mean for an artist today? Louden’s work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum and the National Gallery of Art. Adam Scheffer is Partner at Cheim & Read Gallery. Will Cotton is a working artist. Benjamin Genocchio is editor-in-chief of Artnet News. Kathleen Hays, who will be moderating the discussion, is the host of “The Hays Advantage” on Bloomberg Radio.
Mon, Oct 27, 12 pm, from $24
Psychbiography with Dr. Gail Saltz | ON JACKSON POLLOCK
Jackson Pollock was the quintessential tortured genius who rose from obscurity to take his place among the titans of modern art, and whose paintings now command millions of dollars. Join Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Steven Naifeh for a look at the life behind this extraordinary achievement – the disjointed childhood, sibling rivalry, sexual ambiguity and artistic frustrations. Naifeh, an artist himself, is the author of Jackson Pollock: An American Saga. Naifeh talks with author and psychoanalyst Dr. Gail Saltz.
Fri, Nov 21, 12 pm, from $24
BEAUTIFUL USERS: DESIGNING FOR PEOPLE
The relationship between designers and users is shifting, as new practices like user research, open sourcing and hacking increasingly inform design work. This winter, the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum is mounting an exhibition, Beautiful Users, which examines how users are affecting designers, rather than the other way around. Ellen Lupton, the exhibition curator and author of its accompanying book, gives us a sneak preview of the show and explains how we can ourselves have an impact on the design of the objects we use.
Mon, Dec 1, 12 pm, from $24
UNEVEN GROWTH: TACTICAL URBANISMS FOR EXPANDING MEGACITIES
What would happen if interdisciplinary teams of designers, architects, researchers, urban planners and others got together and considered public space, housing, social justice, environmental conditions and other urban issues? And if they then imagined new architecture for global cities like Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro and New York? The Museum of Modern Artdisplays the results of that exercise in its exhibition Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities. The show’s curator, Pedro Gadanho, explains the process and highlights the ideas that led to this exhibition.
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