Novel: Tiago de Abreu Pinto and Sreshta Rit Premnath

Image: Sreshta Rit Premnath, Swayambhu, ammonite fossil, string, aluminum prints, chromakey paint on acrylic, 2018.

Novel: Tiago de Abreu Pinto and Sreshta Rit Premnath in conversation
Thursday, July 12, 2018
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public

Artist Sreshta Rit Premnath discusses his practice with Curatorial Intensive alum Tiago de Abreu Pinto, whose recent project is focused on art-writing by means of storytelling through the medium of the novel.

The short novels being developed by de Abreu Pinto, including one about Premnath’s practice, are an exploration of dialectics and of Mikhail Bakhtin’s dialogical forms to explore new modes of critical mediation.

During the talk de Abreu Pinto will explore the way that artists become fictional characters in the field of the novel (e.g. Library without Titles (2017) at the Reina Sofia Library & La Casa Encendida), casting light on interpretation and neutrality, the limits between fiction and reality, and the different forms in which contemporary artists embody their ideas.

This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with NOVEL in the subject line.


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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

July 12, 2018

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Sreshta Rit Premnath

Sreshta Rit Premnath (born 1979, Bangalore, India) is an artist, educator and founding editor of the publication Shifter. He has had solo exhibitions at venues including Ace Gallery, Los Angeles; Nomas Foundation, Rome; Kansas Gallery, New York; Gallery SKE, Bangalore; The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago; Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin; and Art Statements, Art Basel. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions at venues including Queens Museum, New York; YBCA, San Francisco; Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris; 1A Space, Hong Kong and Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde, Dubai. He is a graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Art, Bard College, the Whitney Independent Study Program, Skowhegan and Smack Mellon. He has received grants from Art Matters and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and was awarded the Arthur Levitt Fellowship from Williams College. Premnath is the Director of the Parsons BFA Fine Arts Program in New York.

Tiago de Abreu Pinto

Tiago de Abreu Pinto (born 1984, Salvador, Brazil) is an independent curator, Ph.D. in Art History from Complutense University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain), based between Madrid and São Paulo, whose practice is shaped by an ongoing dialogue with literature and philosophy. Previously gallery manager and director at NoguerasBlanchard, he is also the co-founder of the art magazine Revista Claves de Arte (Madrid), focused on contemporary art galleries. Nominated Special Correspondent of The Future Generation Art Prize Pinchuk Foundation (Ukraine), he is the recipient of the Gwangju Art Biennale scholarship (2012) and Art Curatorial Award Se Busca Comisario (2014) awarded by the Spanish Government. Tiago has curated exhibitions in museums, commercial galleries, biennials etc. in Spain, France, Morocco, Netherlands and Brazil.

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