A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: a lecture on photographer Garry Winogrand by fellow photographer and essayist Leo Rubinfien, at the Pratt Institute; a launch for a book-length poem by Deanna Havas at Printed Matter; a three-artist panel discussion at the Whitney Museum on its Jeff Koons exhibition; Kevin Beasley in conversation with Lumi Tan at the Studio Museum; and a panel discussion on institutional critique at the Queens Museum.
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lecture: Leo Rubinfien: The Reasons for Winogrand
Coinciding with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's retrospective of Garry Winogrand, the first in 25 years (through Sept. 21), photographer and essayist Leo Rubinfien will discuss the Bronx-born artist's chronicling of New York City and American life from midcentury through the 1980s. The talk will be followed by a conversation with MoMA curator Susan Kismaric, Met curator Jeff L. Rosenheim and photographer Thomas Roma, moderated by Pratt's Stephen Hilger.
Pratt Institute, Higgins Hall Auditorium, 61 St. James Place, Brooklyn. RSVP here.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 6:30-8 p.m.
Book Launch and Reading: Actual Person, by Deanna Havas
New York-based artist Deanna Havas developed her long-form poem Actual Person by drawing content from online communities at places like Experience Project, Whisper App and the Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). It came out of a residency at Zurich's LUMA Westbau as part of Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castet's 89plus Project. Brooklyn artist-run label Social Malpractice Publishing put out the volume, which retails for $10.
Printed Matter, 195 Tenth Ave.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
The Koons Effect Part 1: Panel Discussion with Carol Bove, Laura Owens, Stephen Prina and Jordan Wolfson
The Whitney Museum's building-wide retrospective of the critically controversial market powerhouse Jeff Koons will come under discussion by artists Carol Bove, Laura Owens, Stephen Prina and Jordan Wolfson, "artists whose work has been variously engaged with questions of production, value, affect, taste, and display." Exhibition curator Scott Rothkopf moderates. The event is followed on Friday by a (currently fully subscribed) symposium at New York's Institute of Fine Arts featuring artist Josiah McElheny, Whitney chief curator Donna De Salvo, and NYU art historian Thomas Crow.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 7-9 p.m.
Kevin Beasley in Conversation with Lumi Tan
Studio Museum artist in residence Kevin Beasley has exhibited sound artwork and sculpture at venues including New York's Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American art. He'll talk to Studio Museum associate curator Lumi Tan about the works in the show accompanying the residency. According to the museum, "the program will introduce an audio component that moves the conversation off the stage and into new dimensions."
Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th St.
Sunday, Sept. 14, 3-5 p.m.
Panel Discussion: The Museum Divide: Beyond Institutional Critique
Artists Hans Haacke and Mark Dion and art historian Gavin Grindon focus on the ways that artists and activists borrow the vocabulary of the museum to extend the tradition of institutional critique. Haacke is legendary for his works critical of museum boards in the 1970s; Dion creates museumlike installations. Grindon's research homes in on activist art. The panel coincides with the exhibition "The Natural History Museum," organized by arts collective Not an Alternative.
Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park