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Thomas J Price in Conversation 

Thurs, Sept 29, 2022
7 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

This program features artist Thomas J Price in conversation with artists and curators, Allison Glenn, Kiyan Williams, and Hugh Hayden, on the occasion of the exhibition Thomas J Price: Witness, organized by the Studio Museum in Harlem. Inspired by Price’s nine-foot bronze figure, The Distance Within (2021) installed in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, this discussion considers monuments, iconography, and visual politics through a diasporic lens. The exhibition’s curator Legacy Russell moderates.

This program is the culmination of Conversations in the Commons organized by the Studio Museum in Harlem, in support of the current exhibition Thomas J Price: Witness. It is co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Thomas J Price is a  multidisciplinary artist interested in confronting preconceived attitudes toward representation, perception, and identity. Price’s large-scale sculptures depict imagined subjects whose features are an amalgamation of sources, from individuals from Price's lived experience to media stereotypes and ancient, classical, and neoclassical sculptures.

Legacy Russell is the Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen.

Allison Glenn is Senior Curator at New York’s Public Art Fund.

Kiyan Williams is a Brooklyn-based visual artist who works fluidly across sculpture, video, performance, public art, and 2D realms. They are attracted to quotidian, unconventional materials and methods that evoke the historical, political, and ecological forces that shape individual and collective bodies.

Hugh Hayden’s practice considers the anthropomorphization of the natural world as a visceral lens for exploring the human condition. Hayden transforms familiar objects through a process of selection, carving, and juxtaposition to challenge our perceptions of ourselves, others, and the environment.

This event is free but registration is required.

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The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

ASL interpretation will be provided. 

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