Wednesday 09/30/20 8PM
Conversations · Exhibition-Related

Artists Judith Bernstein and Kim Jones: Humor and Politics in Art

Cover Image:

Peter Saul, Ronald Reagan in Grenada, 1984. Acrylic on canvas, 82 1/2 × 71 in (209.6 × 180.3 cm). Hall Collection. Courtesy Hall Art Foundation. Photo: Jeffrey Nintzel

Featuring artists Judith Bernstein and Kim Jones, this conversation—moderated by Kraus Family Curator Gary Carrion-Murayari— will build from Peter Saul’s use of shock and irreverence to consider how artists address politics and current events. Identifying parallels and divergences between art in the 1960s-1970s and now, this conversation will consider the limits and possibilities humor can afford political art.

Please register via Zoom for this online program here.

For over fifty years, Judith Bernstein (b. 1942, Newark, New Jersey) has developed a reputation as one of her generation’s most seminal and provocative artists, connecting the political and sexual. This fall, Bernstein will present an anti-Trump exhibition at The Box, Los Angeles, and a retrospective at the Hall Art Foundation Schloss Derneburg Museum in 2021.



New Museum Digital Initiatives are generously supported by Hermine and David B. Heller.

Support for Education and Public Engagement programs is provided, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

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

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