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Sep 23, 2014

September 23—Tuesday Evenings at the Modern opens this season with insights into the art and issues of Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History at TCU, directs a panel discussion with the Modern’s Chief Curator Michael Auping, organizer of the exhibition Urban Theater, along with Curator Andrea Karnes and Assistant Curator Alison Hearst, who also contributed essays to the catalogue.

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Sep 30, 2014

September 30

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Oct 07, 2014

October 7-Jenny Jaskey is director and curator of the Artist's Institute at Hunter College; co-editor of Realism Materialism Art, an upcoming publication on the “speculative turn” in philosophy and aesthetics; and contributor to various publications, including the Brooklyn Rail.

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This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 23 through November 18.

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Oct 14, 2014

October 14James Cutler, FAIA, founding partner of Cutler Anderson Architects, is known for his environmental and emotional sensitivity to place, institution, program, climate, and cultural circumstance.

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This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 23 through November 18.

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Oct 21, 2014

October 21Carlo McCormick, a culture critic and curator living in New York, is the author of numerous books, monographs, and catalogues on contemporary art and artists, including The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984.

 

Image: Richard Prince, Untitled (man’s hand with cigarette), 1980

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Oct 28, 2014

October 28Kenny Scharf, an artist featured in Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, rose to prominence in the 1980s East Village art scene and was one of the first artists to inject elements of street culture into the mainstream of contemporary art.

Image: Kenny Scharf, Agua Pollination, 1983. Oil and spray paint on canvas. 91 1/2 x 103 1/2 inches.
Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles. © Kenny Scharf/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Nov 04, 2014

November 4—Fionn Meade is Senior Curator of Cross-Disciplinary Platforms and Acting Department Head of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center, serves as faculty at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and the MFA program for Visual Arts at Columbia University, organizes extensive institutional and independent curatorial endeavors, and contributes to publications including Artforum, Bomb, Bidoun, The Fillip Review, Mousse, Modern Painters, Parkett, and Spike Art Quarterly, among others.  

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Nov 11, 2014

November 11Eric Fischl, a painter, sculptor, and printmaker featured in Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, gained acclaim in the 1980s with large-scale paintings depicting middle-class American life with themes of adolescent sexuality and voyeurism.

Image: Eric Fischl, Bad Boy, 1981. Oil on canvas, 66 x 96 inches. Private Collection, Courtesy Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich

 

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Nov 18, 2014

November 18Jules de Balincourt, the artist featured in FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt, works from the position of an outsider on paintings of American politics and marginalized communities, both utopian and dystopian, in compositions that explore the shifting relationship between representation and abstraction.

Image: Jules de Balincourt, Idol Hands, 2012.Oil on wood panel, 76 x 66 inches.Collection of Shelley Kaminer Fine Art. Image courtesy Salon 94 and the Artist.

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