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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NEW YORK | Artist Breakfast Series featuring A.K. Burns in conversation with Sara O'Keeffe

Date(s): April 19, 2017

Time: 8:30 AM  EST - 10:00 AM  EST

Woolworth building, 233 Broadway Fl. 26, New York, NY 10279

Members | $20
 Guests | $25
Join ArtTable for our artist breakfast—intimate monthly breakfasts featuring leading artists in discussion with curators, academics, or critics. This month features artist A.K Burns in conversation with Sara O'Keeffe, Assistant Curator at the New Museum. They will discuss ‘Shabby but Thriving’ the artist’s current exhibition at the New Museum.
Recent solo exhibitions include Fault Lines, Callicoon Fine Arts, New York on view through April 9, and No Time, No Place, No Body, at Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, on view through April 14, 2017.
A.K. Burns is an interdisciplinary artist and educator residing in Brooklyn and a co-founder of W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy). Her work has been exhibited widely, including in solo and two-person exhibitions at Callicoon Fine Arts, New York; Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York; Tate Modern, London; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Taxter & Spengemann, New York; Horton Gallery, Berlin; RECESS, New York; and elsewhere. She is currently a 2016–17 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University. A Smeary Spot, the opening chapter of the serial work of which “Shabby but Thriving” is the second part, premiered at Participant Inc, New York, in 2015, and traveled to the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in 2016.
Sara O’Keeffe is an Assistant Curator at the New Museum in New York. She co-curated “A.K. Burns: Shabby but Thriving” (2017); "My Barbarian: The Audience is Always Right" (2016); "Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Song, Strategy, Sign" (2016); "Cheryl Donegan: Scenes and Commercials" (2015-2016); "Wynne Greenwood: Kelly" (2015); and was part of the curatorial team that organized the "2015 Triennial: Surround Audience” (2015). She is curating a forthcoming exhibition and residency with RAGGA NYC through the New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement. 

Image: A.K. Burns, Living Room 2017–ongoing (production still). Two-channel HD video, color, sound; 36 min. Courtesy the artist and Callicoon Fine Arts. Photo: Eden Batki

Thank you to A.K. Burns and Sara O'Keeffe for their participation in this program.

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