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Online Learning Series Lecture: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Online, via Zoom

In this talk, teaching fellow Xin Wang will provide context for the upcoming exhibition Salman Toor: How Will I Know. In Toor’s intimately scaled oil paintings, dreamlike color and references to historical styles such as the Rococo and Baroque introduce fantasy and heightened emotion to narratives drawn from the artist’s own experience—views into the lives of young, queer Brown men residing between New York and South Asia.

Considering international and U.S.-based artists such as David Hockney, Bhupen Khakhar, Tala Madani, and Kerry James Marshall, Wang will explore approaches to figurative work in which fiction, myths, and the autobiographical cohere into unique stories of desire, languor, and existential charge.

Option 1: Thursday, November 12
6:30 pm

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Option 2: Saturday, November 14
1:30 pm

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Xin Wang is a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a Ph.D. candidate in modern and contemporary art at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. As a curator, she has organized numerous exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and her latest writings have appeared in Art in America, Art Agenda, and Wallpaper (Chinese edition). She is currently planning an exhibition that explores Asian Futurisms for the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City.

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