February 16, 2007 - Independent Curators International (ICI) - High Times, Hard Times
February 16, 2007

High Times, Hard Times

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.
Public Programs

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 education@nationalacademy.org.
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
Jo Baer
Lynda Benglis
Dan Christensen
Roy Colmer
Mary Corse
David Diao
Manny Farber
Louise Fishman
Guy Goodwin
Ron Gorchov
Harmony Hammond
Mary Heilmann
Ralph Humphrey
Jane Kaufman
Harriet Korman
Yayoi Kusama
Al Loving
Lee Lozano
Ree Morton
Elizabeth Murray
Joe Overstreet
Blinky Palermo
Cesar Paternosto
Howardena Pindell
Dorothea Rockburne
Carolee Schneemann
Alan Shields
Kenneth Showell
Joan Snyder
Lawrence Stafford
Pat Steir
Richard Tuttle
Richard Van Buren
Michael Venezia
Franz Erhard Walther
Jack Whitten
Peter Young

For more information about iCIs exhibitions, please call 212-254-8200 x 21 or visit iCI’s Web site www.ici-exhibitions.org.

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