The Un-Private Collection
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Oculus Hall at The Broad
221 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Organized by The Broad and X-TRA, this special three-part iteration of The Un-Private Collection addresses the legacy of German Fluxus artist Joseph Beuys in relation to contemporary art practice. Each program highlights a theme central to Beuys and invites contemporary artists to discuss their work and ideas through that lens.
New York writer Lynne Tillman and Los Angeles visual artist Kerry Tribe will speak on lies and myth. Joseph Beuys is a controversial figure in art history, in large part because of his constructed biography: Beuys often recanted his dramatic origin story, a swirl of truth and lies, contributing to his mythic stature. In their work, Tillman and Tribe both investigate the construction of narrative and knowledge. This conversation will explore the ways that Beuys, Tillman and Tribe each raise questions about how identity shapes public reception and perception. Moderated by Shana Lutker, a Los Angeles artist and co-organizer of this series for X-TRA.