From 1969 to 2004, the Whitney’s Seminars with Artists program offered notable American artists the opportunity to discuss their practices informally with an intimate and diverse audience. This spring, the Whitney Education Department is pleased to collaborate with the Center for Experimental Lectures to re-launch and re-imagine this historic series by inviting Biennial artists to present public lectures that creatively explore the research and concepts underpinning their work.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
This evening, Biennial artist Zoe Leonard invites visitors to take part in a viewing in her installation on the fourth floor. This lecture will engage Leonard’s interest in the act of looking as not only an optical process, but as a temporal, spatial and social experience.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
This evening, Biennial artist Susan Howe presents a lecture and seminar that engages her interest in the “telepathy of archives.”
Thursday, May 22, 2014
This evening, Biennial artist Amy Sillman presents a lecture and seminar that engages her interest in the materiality of color. Her lecture “Color As Material” will be followed by a seminar jointly led with Cameron Martin, who co-founded a color-theory reading group with Sillman which was active from 2011 to 2014.