January 28, 2005 - Grey Art Gallery at New York University - FIRST WEDNESDAY SALONS
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January 28, 2005

FIRST WEDNESDAY SALONS

FIRST WEDNESDAY SALONS
February 2 and March 2, 2005, 6-8 pm

Grey Art Gallery, NYU
100 Washington Square East
New York City
www.nyu.edu/greyart

Please join Grey Art Gallery director Lynn Gumpert on February 2 and March 2, 2005, for the Grey’s “First Wednesday Salons,” informal gatherings held from 6 to 8 pm on the first Wednesday of each month that the gallery is open to the public.
CURRENTLY ON VIEW:
Mapping Sitting: On Portraiture and Photography, A Project by Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari – Arab Image Foundation
Venturing into uncharted territory, Mapping Sitting explores 20th-century portrait photography. Conceived by two contemporary artists, Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari, the mixed-media exhibition comprises four sections investigating how the portrait functioned in the Arab world not only to picture individuals and groups, but also as commodity, luxury item, and adornment.
Multiple Identities: Portraits from the New York University Art Collection
Conceived as a complement to the concurrent Mapping Sitting, Multiple Identities explores the art of the portrait through selected works from the New York University Art Collection. Featuring over 30 works spanning four centuries, with artists ranging from New York to Tehran, Multiple Identities represents a rich cross-section of styles and cultures that charts many of the significant developments within portraiture while also challenging our understanding of them.
Exhibitions on view: January 11 – April 2, 2005

UPCOMING GALLERY TALKS:
Mapping Sitting
Wednesday, February 9, 6:30 pm
With Walid Raad, co-curator/artist of Mapping Sitting and Assistant Professor, School of Art, The Cooper Union, and Lynn Gumpert, Director of the Grey Art Gallery.
Multiple Identities
Wednesday, February 16, 6:30 pm
With Rory O’Dea, Graduate Assistant, Grey Art Gallery, and Ph.D. Candidate, NYU Institute of Fine Arts.

Both talks take place at the Grey Art Gallery.
Free of charge with gallery admission.

For more information and the full roster of programs offered in conjunction with Mapping Sitting, please visit www.nyu.edu/greyart/.
Grey Art Gallery
New York University
100 Washington Square East
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 998-6780
fax: (212) 995-4024 www.nyu.edu/greyart

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