Lynda Benglis working with poured pigmented latex for project commissioned by the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, 1969
High Times, Hard Times:
New York Painting 1967-1975
A traveling exhibition that explores a time of radical new directions in abstract painting
February 15 April 22, 2007
at the National Academy Museum
1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
New York City
Organized and circulated by iCI and curated by Katy Siegel with David Reed as advisor
About the Exhibition
In the late 1960s and early 1970s the New York art world was, famously, an exciting place to be. Recapturing the liveliness and urgency of this important, but critically overlooked moment, High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975 presents a wide view of experimental abstract painting in works by 38 diverse artists. The exhibition is accompanied by a 176-page, fully illustrated catalogue.
Thursday, March 1, 2007, 6:45 pm
Painting in New York City, Then and Now
A panel discussion moderated by exhibition curator Katy Siegel
National Academy Museum
1083 Fifth Avenue
Distinguished painters David Diao, Guy Goodwin, Mary Heilmann and Dorothea Rockburne discuss painting in New York City during the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. Artist Deborah Kass joins the group with a perspective on how the legacy of that moment shapes painting today.
This panel discussion is co-organized by the National Academy Museum and iCI.
Reservations required, please call 212.369.4880, ext. 300, or email email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
High Times, Hard Times: Painting and Politics in New York City, 1967-1975
A panel discussion moderated by exhibition curator Katy Siegel with Howardena
Pindell, Anna Chave and others to be announced.
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
New York City
A panel discussion on issues of politics, race, and feminism in the art world as they emerged during the mid-60s. The panel will look at the repercussions today of that historical moment of exuberance forty years ago, when painting escaped the confines of a prescriptive modernism.
Panel discussion is organized by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, iCI, and the National Academy Museum.
High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975 is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by Independent Curators International (iCI). The guest curator is Katy Siegel, with David Reed as advisor. The exhibition, tour, and catalogue are made possible, in part, with support from the Peter Norton Family Foundation, the Harriett Ames Charitable Trust, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Dedalus Foundation, Inc., the iCI International Associates, the iCI Exhibition Partners, Kenneth S. Kuchin, and Gerrit and Sydie Lansing.
Artists in Exhibition
Richard Van Buren
Franz Erhard Walther
For more information about iCIs exhibitions, please call 212-254-8200 x 21 or visit iCI’s Web site www.ici-exhibitions.org.