Voices in Contemporary Art: Kevin Beasley

  • Voices in Contemporary Art: Kevin Beasley

Event Category: Culture & Arts and Talks & Readings

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  • Artist Kevin Beasley will discuss his work, including Untitled (hollow), 2016, which is currently on view in the exhibition We the People: New Art from the Collection. The artists in We the People are interested in how we define our identities, form our communities, and confront the various forces that shape our lives.

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    About the Artist

    Kevin Beasley (American, born 1985) lives and works in New York. Beasley’s practice traverses sculpture, photography, sound, and performance. With a solo exhibition currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Beasley’s recent exhibitions include ICA Boston (2018) (solo); Hammer Projects, Los Angeles (2017) (solo); inHarlem, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Morningside Park, New York (2016-17) (solo); The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (2016); The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2016); The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); MoMA PS1, Long Island City (2015); The Glass House, New Canaan, CT (2015); The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2015); The 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2014); The Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (2014); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2014).

    In April of 2017, Beasley presented a site-specific installation and performance as part of CounterCurrent17, in collaboration with Project Row Houses and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston, TX, and has recently performed at venues including The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2016); Lincoln Center, New York (2016); The Dallas Museum of Art (2015); The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (2014); The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2014); Queens Museum of Art, New York (2014); and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012). His work is held in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and TATE Modern, London.

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