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Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Curator Chrissie Iles discusses John Baldessari’s I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, and the restaging of the 1971 work that she organized in conjunction with Off the Wall—Part 1: Thirty Performative Actions. Iles also reads Baldessari’s original instructions for the work.
In honor of the late Walter H. Annenberg, philanthropist, patron of the arts, and former ambassador, the Whitney Museum of American Art established the Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture to advance this country’s understanding of its art and culture. In this fourth Annenberg Lecture, John Baldessari speaks about his work in conversation with Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney’s Alice Pratt Brown Director. For more than fifty years, Baldessari has masterfully juxtaposed painting, photography, sculpture, and other media to probe how meaning is created through images, objects, and text.