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The lively Conversations with Artists series provides an opportunity to hear from and speak with leading contemporary artists in an informal setting. Nearly three dozen artists working in various media have participated since the inception of the program in 2006, including Vito Acconci, Nikki S. Lee, Mel Chin, and Walid Raad, among others. The conversations are cosponsored by the George Washington University.

Conversations with Artists The Phillips Collection

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The lively Conversations with Artists series provides an opportunity to hear from and speak with leading contemporary artists in an informal setting. Nearly three dozen artists working in various media have participated since the inception of the program in 2006, including Vito Acconci, Nikki S. Lee, Mel Chin, and Walid Raad, among others. The conversations are cosponsored by the George Washington University.

    Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler

    Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler

    Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler have been working collaboratively in video, photography, and sculpture since 1990. Their work invites suggestive, open-ended reflections on memory, place, and cinema. Both are graduate faculty members at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, and Hubbard is a Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. In Conversation with Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenović. In collaboration with The George Washington University.

    Johan Grimonprez

    Johan Grimonprez

    February 26, 2015
    Johan Grimonprez is a Belgian multimedia artist, filmmaker, and curator whose works critique mass produced contemporary and historical imagery. He achieved international acclaim with his film essay Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997). Grimonprez divides his time between Brussels and New York, where he lectures at the School of Visual Arts. In conversation with Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenović. In collaboration with The George Washington University.

    This Conversations with Artists event is supported by the Government of Flanders, Belgium through its Representation in the U.S.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Paul Pfeiffer

    Paul Pfeiffer

    February 18, 2015
    Winner of the Whitney Museum’s first Bucksbaum Award in 2000, Paul Pfeiffer creates groundbreaking video, sculpture, and photography that reflect on collective psychological states related to the history of image production. In conversation with Alexander Dumbadze, Associate Professor of Art History at the George Washington University. In collaboration with The George Washington University.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Jesper Just

    Jesper Just

    December 11, 2014
    The Danish-born, Brooklyn-based artist known for his immersive cinematography and emotionally-pitched soundtracks reflects on notions of space, memory, and cultural displacement. In Conversation with Klaus Ottmann, Director for the Center of the Study of Modern Art and Curator at Large. In collaboration with The George Washington University.

    • 37 min
    Dinh Q. Lê

    Dinh Q. Lê

    October 30, 2014
    Conceptual artist Dinh Q. Lê uses documentary video, animation, and photography to explore the history and people of his native Vietnam, usually set against impressions and representations from the United States, where he lived in his youth. He returned to live and work in Ho Chi Minh City in 1996. In 2012, Lê’s work was featured in Documenta 13. In conversation with Anne Monahan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Modern Art, The Phillips Collection/The George Washington University. In collaboration with The George Washington University.

    Peter Hutton

    Peter Hutton

    October 16, 2014
    Peter Hutton’s cinematic portraits of cities and landscapes evoke early films and traditions of painting and still photography. In 2008, the Bard College professor’s work was the subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In conversation with Alexander Dumbadze, Associate Professor of Art History at The George Washington University. In collaboration with The George Washington University.

    • 45 min

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