Diane Arbus, Two Boys Smoking in Central Park N.Y.C., 1962
New York Practice
Panel Discussion with Noah Becker, Sue de Beer, and Ryan McNamara
Moderated by Meaghan Kent
Thursday, August 1, 2013
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
Meaghan Kent will moderate New York Practice, a panel discussion with artists Noah Becker, Sue de Beer, and Ryan McNamara. The conversation will focus on each individual’s practice through the lens of the panel’s experiences of living in New York City. The panel discussion is in conjunction with the SITE95 annual project, Dead in August.
About Dead in August (DiA)
Dead in August (DiA) is an exhibition and event series that uses available space in New York to create in-depth projects highlighting New York-based artists. DiA takes advantage of a seemingly down time in New York City and activates it with performances, screenings, and exhibitions. In its third year, the exhibition and events of DiA will take place on the LILAC, located on Pier 25 in TriBeCa, New York. The LILAC is a 1933 steam-powered lighthouse tender that was decommissioned in 1972 and is now a museum ship. The exhibition on the LILAC will comprise site-specific installations by Peter Brock, Maureen Cavanaugh, Naomi Clark/Fort Makers, Myeongsoo Kim, Jordan Rathus, Colette Robbins, Chad Stayrook, Molly Surno, Naama Tsabar, and Byron Westbrook with scheduled events throughout the course of the exhibition. More information on site95.org.
SITE95 Journals will accompany the exhibition and events of DiA. Journal 02_05 will feature interviews with artists participating in the LILAC exhibition as well as a unique series of photographs of the LILAC by Cary Whittier. Journal 02_06 will include studio conversations with Noah Becker, Sue de Beer, Ryan McNamara, and Doug Ashford. Journals will be available online and in print at all accompanying events.
SITE95 is an alternative non-profit organization established to present exhibitions for emerging and established artists in temporary urban locations. Drawing upon available space in major cities, SITE95 will present over five projects per year, each extending up to two months. The impermanent sites create a platform for artists and curators to present innovative ideas in different contexts and allow viewers to experience new work not native to their location. Exhibitions will offer openings, educational talks and tours, screenings, and performances. SITE95 also features the online monthly Journal with contributions by writers, curators, and artists.