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Yto Barrada, photograph by Benoît Peverelli; Sanford Biggers, photograph by Eric Helgas


Conversations: Yto Barrada & Sanford Biggers

Wednesday, Oct 23
6:30 PM

Yto Barrada joins interdisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers for an evening of conversation on the role of contemporary art in sparking conversations about compelling social issues, presented by The American Academy in Rome and the Neuberger Museum of Art.

Both Barrada and Biggers work with thread, textiles, quilted fabric, and embroidery, as well as photography, installation, and film, to unearth forgotten histories and critically engage sociopolitical issues, including the legacy of slavery, diaspora, postcolonial identity, and resistance to dominant narratives. Together, they will discuss collaboration, the impact of their time in Rome on their recent work, and the overlap between their respective artistic projects, among other topics.

The conversation will be moderated by Peter Benson Miller, former Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome, with an introduction by Neuberger Museum Chief Curator Helaine Posner.

Barrada is the 2019 recipient of the Roy R. Neuberger Prize. Her solo exhibition (opens in a new window) Yto Barrada: Dye Garden, is on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art in from September 25 through December 22, 2019.

(opens in a new window) Yto Barrada: Paste Papers is on view at Pace Gallery in New York through December 20, 2019.

Event Details

Wednesday, Oct 23
6:30 PM
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The event is free, but space is limited.

540 West 25th Street
Seventh Floor
New York

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