Negotiating Form and Spirit: Abstraction in Papunya and New York

In conjunction with the exhibition Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya

Roger Benjamin and Andrew C. Weislogel, Associate Curator and Master Teacher, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, discuss affinities and differences between Aboriginal painting practices and Western abstraction with several New York-based artists including Matthew Ritchie, Joan Snyder, and John Torreano, Professor, Department of Art and Art Professions, NYU. Moderated by Pepe Karmel, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art History, NYU.

Supported by a Visual Arts Initiative Award from New York University’s Coordinating Council for Visual Arts. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Departments of Anthropology and Art History; Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School; and Grey Art Gallery.

Starts 10/6/09 10:00 am
Ends 10/6/09 12:00 pm
Participants Roger Benjamin, Andrew C. Weislogel, Matthew Ritchie, Joan Snyder, John Torreano, Pepe Karmel
Location Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street (at 3rd Ave. and 9th St.)


Program Types: Panel