Friday, October 12, 2018, 1–5:30 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art
Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
New York City
This symposium brings together artists, curators, and scholars to discuss Mary Corse’s work and her innovative engagements with the medium of painting. Topics to be considered include: materials and luminosity, contingency and vision, and new perspectives on artistic practices of the 1960s and 1970s.
The program is co-organized by Dia Art Foundation and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and is planned in conjunction with the concurrent presentations of Corse’s work.
Free; registration required. To register, visit www.whitney.org/events/mary-corse-symposium.
The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available. For more information about access services and amenities at the Whitney, visit www.whitney.org/visit/access.
Session 1: Paint and Painting
Peter Halley, artist
Suzanne Hudson, associate professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of Southern California
Jeffrey Weiss, independent author, curator, and scholar
Moderated by Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Session 2: Considering the 1960s
Robin Clark, director of the Artist Initiative at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Elizabeth Gollnick, art historian and writer
Jane Livingston, independent author, curator, and scholar
Moderated by Carol Eliel, curator of modern art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Session 3: Light and Seeing
Francesca Esmay, conservator of the Panza Collection at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
James Welling, artist
Hank Willis Thomas, artist
Moderated by Alexis Lowry, associate curator at Dia Art Foundation