Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6:30 pm
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York City
Free for Dia members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors
Advance ticket purchases recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability.
Nayland Blake was born in New York City in 1960. They attended Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and then California Institute of the Arts in Santa Clarita. After receiving their MFA, they moved to San Francisco in 1984. Blake has had one-person exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and University of California Berkeley Art Museum. Their works are in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and many other institutions. In 1995 they coorganized the landmark exhibition In a Different Light at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum with Lawrence Rinder, and in 2018 they organized Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Ways Forward at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Blake is currently the founding chair of the ICP-Bard MFA program at the International Center of Photography in New York. Blake lives and works in New York.
Joseph Beuys: Drawings After the Codices Madrid of Leonardo da Vinci
This publication studies and documents the encyclopedic series of drawings by Joseph Beuys.
Joseph Beuys: Arena—where would I have got if I had been intelligent!
Comprising one hundred panels, two stacks of fat and metal plates, and an oil can, Arena—where would I have got if I had been intelligent! (1970/72), a major autobiographical work by Joseph Beuys, is documented here in this comprehensive, scholarly book for the first time in detail.