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April 26, 2007
Seminars With Artists: Lyle Ashton Harris 

Lyle Ashton Harris has incorporated installation, video, and photography in his work, often with himself as the subject. His identity-based photographs of the 1990s explored race, gender, and sexuality through strategies like masquerade, camp humor, and the family snapshot. Of his recent work, Holland Cotter wrote: “Like most really stimulating art, Mr. Harris’s eludes clean readings. It is self-portraiture that is not quite self-portraiture, based on fiction that is not quite fiction.” His work was recently included in the Whitney’s Photography and the Self: The Legacy of F. Holland Day.

Since its inception in the late 1960s, Seminars with Artists has provide a forum for intimate engagements with the most notable artists working in America. Taking its cue from the exhibition Gordon Matta-Clark: You Are the Measure, this season’s speakers explore art practices born from critical intersections with New York City.