To celebrate the installation of HERE COMES THE SUN—her new work for the Guggenheim rotunda—join Pia Camil in conversation with Pablo León de la Barra for a discussion of her practice, with a reception to follow.
HERE COMES THE SUN, a crowdsourced fabric sculpture, “extends the artist’s engagement with collaboration, the impact of consumer culture, contemporary trade routes, and the legacies of modernism.”*
Lyle Ashton Harris and Paul Mpagi Sepuya will talk about their practice and participation in IMPLICIT TENSIONS—MAPPLETHORPE NOW, part two of the Guggenheim’s exhibition of the late photographer’s work.
The conversation will be moderated by Robert Reid-Pharr, a scholar in the field of race and sexuality studies and Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at HarvardUniversity.
The Death of Michael Stewart—a 1983 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat commonly known as Defacement—was Basquiat’s response to the killing of tagger Michael Stewart at the hands of New York City transit cops.
The exhibition—organized by ChaédriaLaBouvier—includes work by David Hammons, KeithHaring, Lyle Ashton Harris, George Condo, and Andy Warhol. A film series will play in conjunction with the show (see link below for details).