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Christian Viveros-Fauné in Conversation with Lisa Yuskavage

Lectures are free and open to the public. Seating may be limited. For inquiries about accessibility, please contact Sam Levy at slevy@nyss.org.

Join artist Lisa Yuskavage and writer Christian Viveros-Fauné for a lively discussion about painting and politics. Using Yuskavage’s recent Babie Brood: Small Paintings 1985-2018 exhibition and Viveros-Fauné’s new book, Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art, as starting points, their conversation will explore moments of political crisis and the ways in which they are reflected and preserved in relevant artworks, including those by Yuskavage and by artists who have impacted her practice.

Christian Viveros-Fauné is curator-at-large at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum and Kennedy Family Visiting Scholar at the USF School of Art and Art History. He was awarded Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Grant for arts writing in 2010, was named critic in residence at the Bronx Museum in 2011, and has been a lecturer at Yale University, Pratt University and Holland’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie. He writes regularly for ArtReview, Sotheby’s in other words, and The Art Newspaper. He has curated numerous museum exhibitions around the world and is the author of several books. His most recent, Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art (2018), was published by David Zwirner Books.

Lisa Yuskavage received her BFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University and her MFA from the Yale University School of Art. Yuskavage’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions worldwide and is included in numerous museum collections. In 2020, The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Aspen Art Museum will co-organize a solo presentation of the artist’s work. The artist’s work is represented by David Zwirner. Yuskavage lives and works in New York.

Photo by EJ Camp. Courtesy David Zwirner.

Following the discussion will be a book signing of Christian Viveros-Fauné’s new book Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art, published by David Zwirner Books.

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