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Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s and Roni Horn’s explorations of natural light, Spencer Finch has organized this evening of demonstration and discussion, featuring architectural lighting designer Richard Renfro, artist Walead Beshty, and writer and critic Lytle Shaw, for a look at how artists and scientists play and experiment with light.
Photographers James Welling and Walead Beshty both take up the representational field of photography itself as the subject of their works, often producing abstractly beautiful compositions of common objects.
Launched in the late 1960s as one of the Museum’s first public programs, Seminars with Artists is an open forum for conversations with some of the most notable American artsts.
2008 Whitney Biennial artist Walead Beshty discusses his photographs of the former Iraqi embassy to the former East Germany (two nations that no longer exist) and the complex ideas behind them. He also explains why his glass sculptures have acquired multiple cracks and fissures.