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Join us for a compelling conversation about the realities of contemporary art world success. Tau Lewis and Woody De Othello, two of the most exciting and innovative artists of our time, will share their experiences and insights into the intricate relationship between artistic demands and their creative processes. As a respected leader in the art world and a driving force behind many creative initiatives, Lucas Zwirner, head of content at David Zwirner Gallery, will moderate the discussion and bring his unique perspective to the conversation. As part of a generation that is redefining the boundaries and possibilities of contemporary art, each will offer their perspectives on the complexities of the post-pandemic art world. Don’t miss out on this thought-provoking dialogue that will inspire, challenge, and elevate your understanding of contemporary art.
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Lucas Zwirner is Head of Content at David Zwirner where he oversees all aspects of gallery publishing through books, web, film, and podcasts. In addition to spearheading the ekphrasis series, short texts on visual culture by artists and writers rarely available in English, and the award-winning podcast Dialogues, Lucas also helps lead select digital initiatives, including Platform, a standalone company founded in 2021. He is also a writer and translator, whose work has appeared in The Drift,The Paris Review, and An Elias Canetti Reader, edited by Josh Cohen and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He is a graduate of Yale College where he studied Comparative Literature and Philosophy.
Tau Lewis (b. 1993, Toronto Canada) was most recently on exhibition at The 59th Venice Biennale and at 52 Walker, New York, NY. She has exhibited in several museums and institutions, including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON; MoMA PS1, New York, NY; New Museum, New York, NY; Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK; College Art Galleries, Saskatoon, SK; and elsewhere. Lewis’s work has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library Collection, New York, NY; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Miami, FL; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec; among others. Lewis currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Woody De Othello (b. 1991, Miami) holds an MFA from the California College of Arts, San Francisco and BFA from Florida Atlantic University. His work is in the permanent collections of ICA, Miami; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Seattle Art Museum; LACMA, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; and MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Art, Rome, Italy, and many more. Othello has exhibited widely in group exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C.; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia; the first FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial; the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial, Slovenia; and the Center for Craft in Asheville, NC, among others. He is represented by Jessica Silverman, San Francisco and Karma, New York. Othello lives and works in Oakland, CA.
- David Wallace-Wells & Amitav Ghosh: A Climate Talk Wednesday, September 27, 6 PM Théâtre Outremont 1248, Avenue Bernard West, Outremont In EnglishFree admission, no reservations Presented by ART SPEAKS
- Helen Molesworth in Conversation with Jarrett Earnest Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 6 PM Cinéma du Musée1379-A Sherbrooke Street WestIn EnglishFree admission, no reservations Presented by ART SPEAKS
- Lucas Zwirner in Conversation with Tau Lewis and Woody De OthelloWednesday April 12, 2023 6 PM Amphithéâtre GESÙ 1200, rue BleuryIn EnglishFree admission. No reserved seatsPresented by ART SPEAKS
- Art and the Defiance of Viral CirculationJason FaragoMonday, May 16, 2022 at 6 pmMaxwell-Cummings AuditoriumMontreal Museum of Fine Arts1379-A Sherbrooke Street WestIn EnglishFree. Reservations required (service charge applies)Presented by ART SPEAKS and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
- flow / form conversationsManuel Mathieu and Curtis Talwst Santiago in ConversationTuesday, September 14, 8 PM on IGTV@artspeaksmtl | artspeaks.ca
- Catherine Opie & Robin Coste LewisWednesday, November 13, 2019, 7pmCinéma du MuséeMontreal Museum of Fine Arts1379-A Sherbrooke Street WestIn EnglishPresented by Art Speaks
- サモアについてのうた(Samoa ni tsuite no uta)A song about SāmoaA keynote lecture with interdisciplinary artist Yuki KiharaThursday, June 13, 20195:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Concordia University1515 St. Catherine WRoom EV.1-615In EnglishFree Admission, No reserved seatsPresented by GAX 2019
- Art First; All Else Follows A Talk by Jerry SaltzWednesday, April 3, 2019, 7pmThéâtre Outremont1248 avenue Bernard WestIn EnglishFree Admission, No Reserved SeatsPresented by Art Speaks
- What does art have to do with the price of fish? A Talk by Zita CobbMonday, November 12, 2018, 7 PMDB Clarke TheaterHenry F. Hall Building1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. WestIn EnglishFree Admission, No Reserved SeatsPresented by Art Speaks
- THE BLACK MADONNAA TALK BY THEASTER GATESTuesday March 20, 2018, 6:30 pmMontreal Museum of Fine ArtsMaxwell-Cummings Auditorium1379A Sherbrooke Street WestIn EnglishPresented by Art Speaks and DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
- Thelma GoldenWednesday, November 29, 2017, 7 pmMusée d’art contemporain de MontréalIn Englishpresented by ART SPEAKS
- Hajra WaheedIntimate ConversationsOctober 4, 2017In Englishpresented by ART SPEAKS
- Frances StarkThursday November 17, 2016Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium1379A Sherbrooke street WestMontreal Museum of Fine ArtsIn EnglishPresented by ART SPEAKS
- Du modernisme au contemporain:la place du papier dans le musée d’art contemporainSunday, April 24, 2016Presented at Papier16In FrenchPresented by ART SPEAKS
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