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Contemporaries Salon: Asad Raza

Mon, Apr 24, 2017  7–9:30 PM

Location: Floor Six and Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Contemporaries are invited to a special viewing of 2017 Biennial artist Asad Raza’s Root sequence. Mother tongue, followed by a conversation between the artist and curatorial assistant Emily Guzman Sufrin. A forest comprised of twenty-six trees and their human caretakers, Raza’s environment gives visitors a parklike respite from the tasks of viewing, judgment, and critique that usually constitute the museum experience. During the discussion, Raza and Sufrin will explore ‘the dynamic between viewer and art object.’

7–7:45 pm: Viewing of Root sequence. Mother tongue
8–9 pm: Conversation
9–9:30 pm: Reception

Open to Contemporaries members. To become a member or upgrade your membership, call (212) 570-3641.

Asad Raza, detail of Root sequence. Mother tongue, 2017. Whitney Biennial 2017. Photograph © Paula Court

Asad Raza, detail of Root sequence. Mother tongue, 2017. Whitney Biennial 2017. Photograph © Paula Court