Client Update

Upcoming Programs for Martin Wong: Human Instamatic

Event Date: 
28 January 2016
Bronx, NY

 

1040 Lounge: Chino Latino: The American Vision of Martin Wong

Wednesday, December 16

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 2nd floor North Wing

Co-Curator of Martin Wong: Human Instamatic Serigo Bessa will moderate a discussion between Arnaldo Cruz-Malave, Chris Daze Ellis, Yasmín Ramirez, and John Yau, exploring Wong's self-identification as a Chino-Latino and how that hybrid identity fostered his vision of America. The discussion is inspired by an interview between artist Martin Wong and co-curator Yasmin Ramírez that will be published for the first time in the exhibition catalogue to be released the week of November 2, 2015. 

1040 Lounge: Martin Wong: A Painter among the Ruins

Thursday, January 28

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 2nd floor North Wing

Participants: Benjamin Binstock, David Freeland, Peter Kwong, and Marvin Taylor

Co-Curator of Martin Wong: Human Instamatic Serigo Bessa will moderate a panel discussion looking back at the state of downtown New York during the period when Martin Wong lived in the Lower East Side and took on the task of representing the community in his work. The presentation will feature leading figures in architecture and design as they focus on major urban interventions that deeply affected the city, and the recovering of community memory through art and historical archives.

Friends of Martin Wong exhibition tours

Saturday, December 12

3:00pm

Location: North Wing Lobby

Filmmaker Charlie Ahearn and painter Jane Dickson, both of whom knew and were close to Martin Wong during his lifetime, lead a tour of the exhibition.

Saturday, January 16

3:00pm

Location: North Wing Lobby

Dan Cameron, curator of Martin Wong’s first museum survey at the New Museum in 1998, will lead a tour of the exhibition.

Saturday, February 6

3:00pm

Location: North Wing Lobby

Sergio Bessa leads a guided tour and discussion with Julie Ault—founding member of the artists’ collective Group Material (1979-1996), which regularly included Martin Wong in its shows—and Alex Fialho—programs manager at Visual AIDS, an organization dedicated to utilizing art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue and supporting HIV+ artists. 

The tour is produced in collaboration with Visual AIDS.

 

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