Vis-à-Vis: Dialogue between Cristóbal Lehyt and Sharon Hayes

Vis-à-Vis: Dialogue between Cristóbal Lehyt and Sharon Hayes

Americas Society

Cristóbal Lehyt, NYPL, 2005.

April 27, 2007

Dialogues between Artists from
the Western Hemisphere
Cristóbal Lehyt and Sharon Hayes

Wednesday, May 2, 6:00 p.m
680 Park Avenue at 68th St New York, NY 10021
Free admission
Reservations are required. Please email culture [​at​], or call (212) 277 8359. Members receive priority seating.

Sharon Hayes and Cristóbal Lehyt will be discussing Lehyts recent work. In their conversation, these two artists will explore the constitutive elements of his critical art practice: including humor, medium-specificity, over-production and the intentional encouragement of various audience misreadings.

Hayes and Lehyt will also discuss their shared interest in the considerationof art as a sphere of cultural exchange and the challenges of negotiating ones positionality in relation to external expectations/constructions of cultural, sexual and gendered identity.

Cristóbal Lehyt (born 1973, lives and works in NY) will present his work at Room Gallery, UC Irvine in September and Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart in 2008. Notable exhibitions in the past include New Ghost Entertainment Entitled, Or gallery and Kunsthaus Dresden (2006), When Artists Say We, Artists Space (2006) Metaphysics of Youth: Fuori Uso (2006), Shanghai Biennale (2004), The American Effect, Whitney Museum of American Art (2003). In addition to showing his work in numerous cities including Santiago, Bogotá, Caracas, Mexico City, Berlin, Vienna, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro.

Sharon Hayes (born 1970, lives and works in NY) works between multiple mediumsvideo, performance, installationin an ongoing investigation into the interrelation between history, politics and speech. Her work has been shown at the Tate Modern in London, the Generali Foundation and the MuMok in Vienna, P.S. 1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Art in General, Artists Space, Parlour Projects and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and at the Room Gallery at UC Irvine, L.A.C.E., and The Project in Los Angeles. In addition she has shown in galleries, exhibition or performance spaces in California, Florida, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont, and in Bogotá, Berlin, Copenhagen, Malmö, Vienna, Vancouver and Zagreb as well as in 45 lesbian living rooms across the United States.


Thru May 5 Pedro Reyes ad usum: To Be Used Exhibition
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat. 12:00-6:00PM
Video Trans-Americas
Juan Downey


Paula Trope and the Meninos
Curated by José Falconi and Gabriela Rangel
May 24 to August 31, 2007

The exhibition includes enlarged color prints presented as diptychs, triptychs and multiple panels in conjunction with video works conceived and produced by Trope and her partners, the so-called meninos, children who live in the favelas (shantytowns) of Rio de Janeiro. Trope has established a long-term collaboration with the meninos that includes series of photographs, videos, and, more recently, an urban planning project in Rio.

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The Americas Society is the premier national not-for-profit institution dedicated exclusively to educating the U.S. public about all facets of its Western Hemisphere neighbors. Its purposes are to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of our neighbors and the importance of the inter-American relationship. The Society strives to achieve its mission through a variety of programs offered by two major divisions: Cultural Affairs and Western Hemisphere Affairs (including North American/Canadian Affairs).

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