Tuesday Evenings at The Modern: R. H. Quaytman and Rhea Anastas
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
March 23, 2010, at 7 p.m.
New York-based artist R. H. Quaytman and art historian Rhea Anastas recount the three-year run of Orchard, a Lower East Side gallery operated by a collective of artists, writers, and film and video makers in their presentation titled, May I Help You? A Short History of Orchard, 2005–2008 and a Spreadsheet. Quaytman and Anastas offer two perspectives on what happened when a strategic alliance of 12 artists was attempted, and when this diversity of artistic intentions, models, and values was made the basis of an exhibition, panel, and screening program. The project is discussed as one response to a complex period in art and culture in post-9/11 New York. In one of a series of articles on Orchard for the journal Grey Room, Branden W. Joseph wrote, “During that three-year period, the exhibitions, events, openings, screenings, discussions, and performances staged at the venue gradually became the locus and embodiment of a certain strain of critical artistic discourse. …” While Quaytman and Anastas have successful, individual careers within their respective fields, this evenings presentation focuses on that “strain of critical artistic discourse” and the shared experience of Orchard.
In conjunction with this Tuesday Evenings lecture, Southern Methodist University offers the opportunity to hear R. H. Quaytman present her own work at the Meadow Museum’s Smith Auditorium at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, March 24.
These lectures in the Modern’s auditorium begin at 7 p.m. The Tuesday Evenings series brings artists, scholars, and critics to discuss a topic of their choice each week at the Modern. Admission is free and open to the public. Free admission tickets can be picked up at the Modern’s admission desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to the first 250 ticketholders.
A live broadcast of the lecture will be shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. The Museum galleries and Café Modern will remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series, (regular gallery admission charge applies).
Revisit the insightful lectures from the Tuesday Evening lecture series or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit www.themodern.org or subscribe to our Podcasts on iTunes or using the RSS feed in your preferred program.
Tuesday Evening Cocktails and Light Bites
Guests can enjoy refreshments from 5 to 7 p.m. in Café Modern before the Tuesday Evenings lecture series. Choose from Café Modern’s unique Modern cocktail menu or distinctive wine list. Coffee, tea, and light snacks are also available.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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Fort Worth, Texas 76107