November 18—Jules de Balincourt, the artist featured in the Modern’s exhibition 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. Paris-born and now Brooklyn-based, de Balincourt has been the subject of a number of international solo exhibitions, most recently his current exhibition Blue Hours at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, last year’s L’Ange de l’Histoire curated by Nicholas Bourriaud at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and Jules de Balincourt Paintings 2004–2013 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. De Balincourt’s work was included in Greater New York at PS1/MoMA in 2005 and USA Today at the Royal Academy in London in 2007, launching a career as dynamic as his paintings. Such success is explained by the intelligence, passion, and confidence de Balincourt brings to painting and his life as an artist. Alison Hearst, curator of FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt, writes, “Countering the conceptual and theory-driven movements in contemporary art, de Balincourt’s works are immediate, intuitive, and open-ended as they explore the perimeters of the conscious and unconscious mind.”
For Tuesday Evenings, Jules de Balincourt shares his work and experiences over the past decade.
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.
Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Museum’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Free admission tickets (limit two) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during the series (general admission applies).
Café Modern serves cocktails, salads, and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.
The Tuesday Evenings at the Modern lecture series is made possible in part by a grant from the Web Maddox Trust.