Presented by the SoHo Arts Network at The Drawing Center, during the Downtown Culture Talks, artist Judith Bernstein and curator Alison M. Gingeras will discuss Bernstein's career and her exhibition in our Main Gallery.
FREE, tickets available via eventbrite here.
For over fifty years, New York-based artist Judith Bernstein (b. 1942, Newark, New Jersey) has created expressive drawings and paintings that boldly address the underlying psychological connection between warfare and sexual aggression. Her provocative pieces have direct impact yet also carry nuanced meanings and allusions. As a student at Yale in the 60s, Bernstein developed a fascination with the graffiti she found in men’s restrooms, images that would later inform the basis of her work.
Alison M. Gingeras is a curator and writer based in New York and Warsaw. Her curatorial history spans the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, to East Village storefront curatorial space, Oko. Notable museum exhibitions include: “Dear Painter, Paint Me: Painting the Figure Since Late Picabia,” (2003), “Daniel Buren Le Musee qui n’existait pas” (2002) (both for Centre Pompidou), and, “Pop Life,” (2010; Tate Modern). Most recently her exhibition “ Oscar Wilde Temple” by McDermott & McGough opened as a public artwork at the Church of the Village on West 13th Street.
Downtown Culture Talks overview
Read about the all talks and RSVP via Art in America here.
Saturday, October 7, 2-3pm
Jane Dickson and Becky Howland at apexart (291 Church Street)
Saturday, October 21, 11am-Noon
Judith Bernstein and Alison M. Gingeras at The Drawing Center
Saturday, October 28, 2-3pm
Jackie Ferrara and Mimi Gross at The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation (526 LaGuardia Place)