September 8, 2018
Symposium: CHAOS AND AWE: PAINTING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Ali Banisadr (b. 1976, Tehran; based in New York). Contact, 2013. Oil on linen, 82 x 120 in. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Mrs. Georgia M. G. Forman, by exchange, Bequest of Arthur B. Michael, by exchange, Elisabeth H. Gates Fund, by exchange, Charles W. Goodyear and Mrs. Georgia M. G. Forman Funds, by exchange, Philip J. Wickser Fund, by exchange, Gift of Mrs. Seymour H. Knox, Sr., by exchange, Gift of Miss Amelia E. White, by exchange, 2014, 2014:8. © Ali Banisadr. Photo: Tom Loonan
Matthew Ritchie (b. 1964, London; based in New York). A bridge, a gate, an ocean, 2014. Oil and ink on canvas, 94 x 120 x 2 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. © Matthew Ritchie
$30 members; $40 not-yet-members; $20 students and university faculty. Registration includes admission to the galleries and a box lunch.
The Frist Art Museum will hold a symposium to coincide with the major exhibition Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century. During this all-day event, artists Ghada Amer, Ali Banisadr, and Matthew Ritchie (an essayist for the catalogue as well as a participating artist) will discuss their work and the larger themes of the exhibition.
Catalogue contributor Media Farzin, a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts and Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York, will add her thoughts on contemporary history paintings on view in the exhibition.
Frist Art Museum chief curator Mark Scala will moderate the sessions.
All events take place in the auditorium, except for the exhibition walk-through.
Anne Henderson, director of education and community engagement
Private dining room
Panel discussion with Ghada Amer, Ali Banisadr, Media Farzin, and Matthew Ritchie