Breakfast with the Director

Fri, June 28, 2024
8:30–10 am

Floor 8, Trustee Room

Open to Fellow, Sponsor, and Contemporaries Patron Members

For this edition of our semiannual Breakfast with the Director, 2024 Whitney Biennial and Hyundai Terrace Commission artist Torkwase Dyson will join Scott Rothkopf, the Whitney’s Alice Pratt Brown Director, for an engaging conversation about her practice.

Torkwase Dyson (b. 1973, Chicago) describes herself as a painter working across multiple mediums to explore the continuity between ecology, infrastructure, and architecture. Dyson’s abstract works are visual and material systems used to construct fusions of surface tension, movement, scale, and real and finite space. With an emphasis on the ways Black and brown bodies perceive and negotiate space as information, Dyson looks to spatial liberation strategies from historical and contemporary perspectives, seeking to uncover new understandings of the potential for more livable geographies. Dyson considers spatial relations an urgent question both historically and in the present day.

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