De Kooning Now
Friday, November 11, 2011, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
De Kooning Now is a daylong series of talks and discussions in which artists, critics, and scholars explore Willem de Kooning’s work, examining its processes, themes, and influences; its place in Abstract Expressionism; and its significance for the art of our time. Participants include artists Cecily Brown, Tom Ferrara, William Tucker, Josh Smith, and Terry Winters; art historians William Agee, Lynne Cooke, John Elderfield, Pepe Karmel, David Rosand, Richard Shiff, Katy Siegel, and Ann Temkin; artist, writer, and independent curator Phong Bui; art critic Peter Schjeldahl; and MoMA Chief Conservator Jim Coddington.
Introduction, John Elderfield
de Kooning & the New York School
William Agee: “de Kooning in the 1930s: Local Sources”
Pepe Karmel: "Abstraction as Abstraction: Willem de Kooning, 1948–1951"
Richard Shiff: “de Kooning without Interpretation”
Katy Siegel: “Something and Nothing”
Ann Temkin, moderator
de Kooning & the Process of Painting
David Rosand: “Flesh and the Invention of Oil Painting”
Jim Coddington: "Processing Process"
Lynne Cooke: “Afterword: Re-thinking De Kooning’s Late Work”
Tom Ferrara: “Works in Progress”
Peter Schjeldahl, moderator
Phong Bui, moderator
In conjunction with the exhibition de Kooning: A Retrospective
Tickets are available online, at the information desk in the main lobby, and at the film desk after 4:00 p.m. Tickets may be picked up at the film desk on the day of the program.