The Conditions of Being Art: Film screening and talk
Friday, September 21, 2018, 6 PM
→ The Classroom, The NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS 1
The Conditions of Being Art is the first book to examine the activities of groundbreaking contemporary art galleries Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004), and the transnational milieu of artists, dealers, and critics that surrounded them. Drawing on the archives of dealers Pat Hearn and Colin de Land – both, independently, legendary players on the New York art scene of the 1980s and 90s, whose life partnership offered a third space of ideas and kinship – the publication coincides with the exhibition of the same name currently on view at the Hessel Museum of Art. To mark its publication by CCS Bard and Dancing Foxes Press, EAI and Dancing Foxes present a screening of video and films by artists supported by Hearn and de Land. An informal talk with The Conditions of Being Art editors and curators Ann Butler, Lia Gangitano, and Jeannine Tang will follow.