20 Questions: Interrogating the Changing Artwork

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Adrian Piper. <i>Food for the Spirit #8</i>. 1971. Gelatin silver print, printed 1997, 14 9/16 x 14 15/16" (37 x 38 cm). Sitter: Adrian Piper. The Family of Man Fund. © 2013 Adrian Piper
Lectures & Gallery Talks | Brown Bag Lunch Lectures

20 Questions: Interrogating the Changing Artwork

Paula Stuttman
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:30 p.m. –1:15 p.m.
Education Classroom B, mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

Art in the Long View at Lunchtime
In conversation with artists and MoMA Lecturers, explore long-term, process-based art and its impact on the experience of art. While many artists establish concrete goals, the processes we are interested in examining may span the lifetime of the artist, require ongoing participation or discussion, and be linked more to research and exploration than to a pre-established plan. Bring your lunch and discover how these challenges to the constraints of time and the expectations of final product and finality force viewers and participants to reconsider the role of art in society. This series serves as an incubator of ideas in advance of our upcoming Contemporary Art Forum on May 2 and 3.

Some artworks have a life beyond the present moment. Adrian Piper’s What Will Become of Me is a work set for completion when the artist dies. Lee Mingwei’s The Bodhi Tree Project has an incredible past and a changing form as it grows into the future. In this lunchtime discussion we riff on the childhood game of “20 Questions,” as audience members shape the conversation by raising questions.

Paula Stuttman (MFA, New York University) is an artist and part-time assistant professor of postwar and contemporary art at The New School for Public Engagement in New York City. She is a lecturer and a Community Programs/Access Programs educator at MoMA, and is an educator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Jewish Museum.

Tickets are free but required and can be acquired on a first-come first-served basis online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

To pick up tickets acquired online, proceed to the Education and Research Building reception desk at 4 West 54 Street beginning at noon on the day of the program.

Image: Adrian Piper. Food for the Spirit #8. 1971. Gelatin silver print, printed 1997, 14 9/16 x 14 15/16" (37 x 38 cm). Sitter: Adrian Piper. The Family of Man Fund. © 2013 Adrian Piper