Writer Andrew Blackley will join us to discuss precedents and precursors drawn from Park McArthur's past work, and their relevance to the artist’s MoMA exhibition Projects 195: Park McArthur. The conversation will then work through themes and topics taken on by the exhibition, including issues of site, situation, serviceability, and state. The talk will be moderated by Magnus Schaefer, assistant curator in MoMA’s Department of Drawings and Prints.
Andrew Blackley is a New York City–based writer who has worked with a range of artists in their studios and archives—as well as with a number of estates and foundations—on texts, exhibitions, events, and other projects. In 2015, Blackley wrote “Park McArthur: Geometry, Material, Scale” for the journal Afterall, describing a number of McArthur's then-recent artworks and exhibitions, and outlining links between somatic and political bodies and calling attention to the ways in which these bodies are classified and acknowledged.
This program meets on Floor 4, Projects 195: Park McArthur.
American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with MoMA’s collection and special exhibitions. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required. Groups meet in the Marron Atrium, Floor 2.
FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.