High Times, Hard Times: Painting and Politics in New York City, 1967-1975

Panel Discussion Tue 10 Apr 2007 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Admission: $8, free for all students, New School faculty, staff, and alumni with valid ID; as well as members of iCI, the National Academy Museum, and National Academicians
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A panel discussion on issues of politics, race, and feminism in the art world as they emerged during the mid-60s when, influenced by social change and the burning political issues of the day, artists such as Jo Baer, Lynda Benglis, Mary Heilmann, Yayoi Kusama, Lee Lozano, Howardena Pindell, Alan Shields, and Richard Tuttle created works of great joy, passion, fury, and imagination, expanding conventional concepts of what "painting" could mean. The panel will look at the repercussions today of that historical moment of exuberance, when painting escaped the confines of a prescriptive modernism forty years ago.
    • High Times, Hard Times: Painting and Politics in New York City, 1967-1975
Moderator
Katy Siegel, Associate Professor of Art History and Criticism at Hunter College, CUNY, senior critic, Yale University School of Art, contributing editor of Artforum and curator of the exhibition High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975.

Participants
Anna Chave, Professor of Art History at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Robert Pincus-Witten, art historian, critic, and Professor Emeritus at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Howardena Pindell, artist, curator, writer, and Professor at Stony Brook, State University of New York
Jack Whitten, artist whose work is featured in the exhibition High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975

The panel discussion is organized by Independent Curators International (iCI), the National Academy Museum, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. Presented on the occasion of the exhibition High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975, organized by iCI, and on view at the National Academy Museum.