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The Legacy of Baldwin: Artists Leslie Hewitt and Bradford Young in Conversation with Thomas J. Lax

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legacy of baldwinThe Legacy of Baldwin in Contemporary Art

Artists Leslie Hewitt and Bradford Young in conversation with curator Thomas J. Lax

Monday, November 3, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm

The New School, Wollman Hall

66 West 12th Street, 5th floor

New York City

Free admission

Conceptual artist Leslie Hewitt joins award-winning cinematographer and artist Bradford Young in conversation with Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art, MoMA. For a half- decade, Hewitt and Young have worked together, making site-specific moving-image installations that have been on view at The Kitchen, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Menil Collection, the MCA Chicago, and the Lofoten International Art Festival. Together, their work considers fluid notions of time, the relationship of still to moving images and the specificity of place. The evening begins with a short screening and reading, and will be followed by a dialogue informed by James Baldwin’s relationship to collaboration, visuality and representation.

Thomas J. Lax, moderator
Leslie Hewitt, artist
Bradford Young, artist

These events are part of the year-long, city-wide celebration The Year of James Baldwin. The Year of James Baldwin is presented in partnership with Harlem Stage, Columbia University School of the Arts and New York Live Arts, and in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, the School of Media Studies, and the School of Writing of The New School.

For more information, please visit the Vera List Center.

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