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Barbara MacAdam, John Yau, Lilly Wei, and Hanne Tierney: A Conversation on Merrill Wagner

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.



Merrill Wagner, Outerbridge Crossing, 1986, 73 x 66.5 inches, acrylic and watercolor on slate ; Photo: Jeffrey Sturges

Lilly Wei is a New York-based independent curator, writer, journalist and critic whose area of interest is global contemporary art and emerging art and artists, reporting frequently on international exhibitions and biennials. Her writings have appeared in dozens of publications here and abroad and she is a longtime contributor to Art in America, a contributing editor at ARTnews, and formerly a contributing editor at Art Asia Pacific. She is the author of numerous artists’ catalogues and monographs and has curated exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Asia. She lectures frequently on critical and curatorial practices and sits on the board of several not-for-profit art institutions and organizations.

Hanne Tierney is the founder/director of FiveMyles, a not for profit, OBIE award-winning exhibition and performance space in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She has curated many exhibitions outside FiveMyles. A well-known puppeteer and performance artist, Tierney’s latest work, a digitally performed theater piece on Gertrude Stein, will be presented at the Knockdown Art Center in Queens in March 2017.

Barbara A. MacAdam is co-executive editor of ARTnews. She has also worked as an editor for Art + AuctionReview: Latin American Literature and Arts, and New York magazine, among other publications. She is also a curator and serves on the board of the International Art Critics Association and is on the advisory committee of the Paris-based Arts Arena.

Poet John Yau writes about art, collaborates with artists, and is the publisher of Black Square Editions. Recent publications include Further Adventures in Monochrome(Copper Canyon, 2012) and the monograph Catherine Murphy (Skira Rizzoli, 2016). Other monographs include artists A.R. Penck, Jasper Johns, and Richard Artschwager. Autonomedia will publish a book of essays on art and poetry, The Wild Children of William Blake. He is an editor of and regular contributor to Hyperallergic Weekend. He is Professor of Critical Studies at Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University).

This lecture coincides with the exhibition of work by Merrill Wagner at NYSS Main Gallery, on view from November 21, 2016-January 8, 2017.

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