The new exhibition of artist and writer Walead Beshty

The Institute of Fine Arts (IFA) at New York University will kick off its ongoing Great Hall Exhibition Series with an exhibition of the work of artist and writer Walead Beshty, from November 11 – December 4, 2015. Organized by Rachel Heidenry and Eloise Maxwell, MA students at the IFA, the exhibition brings together works on paper and sculptural pieces by the artist.
Walead Beshty’s work has been included in the 56th Biennale di Venezia (2015), the Shanghai Biennial (2012), the Tate Triennial (2009), and Whitney Biennial (2008), and is held in numerous permanent museum collections, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Tate Modern, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
He is currently Associate Professor in the Graduate Art Department at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and his collected writings will be published in the Fall of 2015 by JRP|Ringier. Beshty was born in London and lives and works in Los Angeles.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of public events, starting with a public opening reception on Wednesday, November 11 from 6-8pm. The following evening, Thursday, November 12, Beshty will discuss his work and process during a public conversation with art historian and curator, Johanna Burton. Finally, on Friday, December 4, the Institute will host a panel discussion featuring art historians and critics in dialogue. The panel takes Beshty's latest publication Ethics (The MIT Press, 2015) as a starting point to discuss the aesthetics of distribution and methodology of art history today.
Beshty is represented by Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Petzel, New York; Thomas Dane Gallery, London; Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels; and Capitain Petzel, Berlin.

The Great Hall Exhibition Series was established in 2012 by the IFA to showcase the work of contemporary artists within the Institute’s celebrated Duke Mansion building. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view daily from 1-4 p.m., November 11 – December 4, 2015. The IFA is located at 1 East 78th Street, at 5th Avenue, in Manhattan. Visit here for more information.

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