Last night at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Season 4 featured artist Mark Bradford spoke with Thelma Golden, the Museum’s Director and Chief Curator, following a screening of his Art21 segment (excerpted from the Paradox episode). They discussed his career and its early origins in the Studio Museum’s 2001 exhibition, Freestyle, as well as the inspiration he finds in the geographies and economies of Los Angeles. This lively and upbeat conversation was then opened up to the audience who, after a little prodding, came forward with lots of questions. Many thanks to the Studio Museum’s programming team for inaugurating their beautiful brand-new screening space with this special event.
Up next is Laurie Simmons speaking at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) tomorrow at 12:30pm, along with a screening of Romance and a reception graciously sponsored by Bloomberg. I√±igo Manglano-Ovalle will then speak at the Bronx Museum at 3:00pm, after a screening of Ecology. Finally on Sunday, Mark Dion will talk with Queens Museum of Art‘s Director of Exhibitions, Valerie Smith, in tandem with a screening of Ecology. And there will be more screenings next week! Read about all 10 NYC premiere events here.
View more photos on Art21′s Access ’07 Flickr group page at http://www.flickr.com/groups/art21-access07/pool/.