Panel Discussion: New York Practice

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.

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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 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.

DiA has been organized by Meaghan Kent with Maureen Cavanaugh, Tyler Gorky, Kaitlin Henderson, Pooja Kakar, and Molly Surno. Further details on DiA, including biographies on each of the artists, can be found at More information on the LILAC is located at Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions.

About SITE95
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.

August 1, 2013

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Meaghan Kent

Meaghan Kent is the Curator of Exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood in Florida. She is the Founder of Site95, an organization that holds exhibitions in available spaces including Locust Projects, Abrons Arts Center, and public outdoor spaces in Miami and New York. Kent was also a gallery director for the past fifteen years where she managed the careers of internationally emerging and established artists and coordinated exhibitions locally and worldwide. She co-founded Páramo in Guadalajara, Mexico and directed off-site projects at The Mistake Room in Los Angeles, Casa Pedregal in Mexico City, and El Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños in Oaxaca. Prior to Páramo, she worked at Casey Kaplan, Andrea Rosen Gallery, and I-20 in New York. Kent completed her MA in art history at George Washington University, Washington, DC and her BA at the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was a participant of Independent Curators International (ICI) Intensive in 2012 and a mentor for the 2016 Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Programme. Kent has written for several publications including Site95 Journal, ArtHaps, and Art in America. Exhibitions have been reviewed in Frieze, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Gallery Monthly, The Miami Herald, and The New York Times.

Noah Becker

Artist Noah Becker was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1970 and grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and studied at the Victoria College of Art. Becker is Editor-in-Chief of Whitehot Magazine, an online contemporary art magazine he founded in 2006, and has written on contemporary art for numerous publications, including Art in America. In 2012, Becker produced New York is Now, a documentary chronicling the contemporary New York art world. A follow-up documentary, The Secret History of Contemporary Art, featuring Ornette Coleman and narrated by Anthony Haden-Guest, is set to debut in late 2013.

Sue de Beer

Sue de Beer lives and works in New York. De Beer collaborated with Andy Comer for the project Radio Play, at The Kitchen in October 2009. Her work Permanent Revolution was shown at MuHKA Museum in Antwerp in 2008, curated by Dieter Roelstraete. In 2011, De Beer presented The Ghosts in association with Art Production Fund at the Park Avenue Armory. The following year, the film traveled to Berlin in a solo exhibition at Christian Ehrentraut Gallery.

Ryan McNamara

Ryan McNamara creates situation-specific works that collectively form an expanded view of participation within art production. His works involve other artists, viewers, and dance professionals as collaborators. He forms a unique social discourse, developing events that break with traditional notions of performance and embrace realism and interaction as necessary aspects of the viewing experience. The participants themselves are central to the primary activity or action and McNamara is the engaged enabler of a situation he has authored with an undefined final outcome. Recent projects include: Survey: Personal Performances, Showroom, MAMA Rotterdam; And Introducing Ryan McNamara, Collectorspace, Istanbul; and To Be Real – performance and performativity, Kunstmuseum Bonn.

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