Public Programs

Current & Upcoming Public Programs

 

The Conditions of Being Art: Screening and Discussion with Ann Butler, Lia Gangitano, and Jeannine Tang

MoMA PS1, Classroom

22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City 11101

The Conditions of Being Art is the first book to examine the activities of groundbreaking contemporary art galleries Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004), and the transnational milieu of artists, dealers and critics that surrounded them. Drawing on the archives of dealers Pat Hearn and Colin de Land – both, independently, legendary players on the New York art scene of the 1980s and 90s, whose life partnership offered a third space of ideas and kinship – the publication coincides with the exhibition of the same name currently on view at CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art. To mark its publication by CCS Bard and Dancing Foxes Press, EAI and Dancing Foxes present a screening of video and films by artists supported by Hearn and de Land. An informal talk with The Conditions of Being Art editors and curators Ann Butler, Lia Gangitano, and Jeannine Tang will follow.