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Gallery Talk · Exhibition-Related

POSTPONED: Outside the Box: John Yau on “Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment”

Cover Image:

Peter Saul, The Government of California, 1969. Oil on canvas, 68 × 96 in (172.7 × 243.8 cm). Collection KAWS. Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan, New York


Poet and critic John Yau will discuss the exhibition “Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment” in this gallery-based talk.

In Outside the Box gallery talks, lecturers with diverse backgrounds and affinities address the New Museum’s major exhibition “Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment” in forty-five- to sixty-minute presentations within the Museum’s exhibition spaces. Outside the Box talks are open to the public and are intended to provide participants with multidisciplinary perspectives on New Museum exhibitions. To this end, speakers will talk about the exhibition or emergent themes in Saul’s works from the various positions they occupy—academic, personal, political, or otherwise. With their distinct individual relationships to the artist and works on view, speakers will engage in rich investigations that illuminate and probe the Museum’s current exhibition program.

John Yau is a poet, fiction writer, critic, freelance curator, and publisher of Black Square Editions. His recent books include A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns (2008) and Further Adventures in Monochrome (2012). His writing has appeared in Artforum, Art in America, Art News, Bookforum, and the Los Angeles Times. He was the arts editor for the Brooklyn Rail from 2006 to 2011, and in January 2012, he started the online magazine Hyperallergic Weekend with three other writers. He has collaborated with artists such as Norman Bluhm, Ed Paschke, Peter Saul, Pat Steir, Jürgen Partenheimer, Norbert Prangenberg, Squeak Carnwath, Thomas Nozkowski, Max Gimblett, and Richard Tuttle; some of these collaborations have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; and Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia.

The New Museum is wheelchair accessible; learn more about access services and amenities here. To request accommodations, please email or call 212.219.1222 ×235 at least three weeks in advance.


This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Education and community programs for “Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment” are supported, in part, by the American Chai Trust.

Support for “Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment” can be viewed here.

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