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Art History from Home Julie Mehretu

Art History from Home: Julie Mehretu

Thu Jun 17, 2021

Art History from Home: Julie Mehretu

Time Thu Jun 17 2021 at 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

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Art History from Home: Julie Mehretu | Online Event | Art History from Home: Julie Mehretu
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This series of online talks by the Whitney’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows highlights works in the Museum's collection and current exhibitions to illuminate critical topics in American art from 1900 to the present. During each thirty-minute session, participants are invited to comment and ask questions through a moderated chat for a fifteen-minute Q&A following the talk. Sessions are available live only, Tuesdays at 6 pm and Thursdays at 12 pm, but topics and speakers do periodically repeat. Check back here for more sessions added regularly.

Join us to learn more about the work of Julie Mehretu whose paintings combine maps, architectural drawing, landscape, and current events into large-scale abstractions, layering manipulated digital images, graphic shapes, and dynamic gestures of color. Born in Ethiopia and raised in the U.S., her mesmerizing, often immense paintings have for more than two decades explored global history, colonialism, climate crises, uprisings, and displacements, capturing both the interconnectedness and fragmentation that characterize contemporary life.

Xin Wang is a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a Ph.D. candidate in modern and contemporary art at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, focusing on Soviet hauntology in postmodernism. She has curated and lectured widely in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Her latest writings have appeared in Art in America, Art Agenda, and Mousse. She is currently planning an exhibition that explores Asian Futurisms for the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City.

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