Evening Conversations at the ICP Museum
The International Center of Photography (ICP) today announced a two-evening conversation series, curated by the current students from the ICP-Bard MFA program. Taking place at the ICP Museum (250 Bowery, NYC) on Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 14, the discussions are designed to foster a generative, open, and continuous dialogue between artists, students, and the general public. The resulting cross-pollination of ideas is also meant to inspire a more fluid, interdisciplinary exchange between all aspects of the ICP community.
All events are free and open to the public; each will run from 6:30-9 PM and begin with invited artists’ presentations followed by a panel discussion and Q&A:
Nicole Eisenman and Lucas Blalock approach picture making with an expanded notion of their depictive medium (painting and photography), and their shared histories. By considering the pictorial space between the real and the virtual, representation opens up a conversation where pictures mediate and reflect on the material and emotional fabric of our contemporary experience. How do their respective working methods reveal a concurrent attraction and distrust—perhaps even humor—over the appearances of things?
Through their response to the exhibition space as a terrain, where access gets negotiated from the inside and the outside, Caitlin Cherry and Abbas Akhavan’s work address the formation and institution of boundaries. Whether paintings are set up on catapults or the entrance of the gallery is obstructed by sandbags, each artist subverts the functional use of objects to question the history of contested territories and the sites of conflict from which they individuallydraw.
To attend the event or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.