Photo: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Outside the Box talks are free with paid gallery admission.
Join performer and scholar Tracie Morris for a special Outside the Box presentation on “Anri Sala: Answer Me.” In this performance-lecture, Morris will ask us to consider how our presence in the New Museum affects what we understand Anri Sala’s work to be doing.
Outside the Box offers a roster of gallery-based talks given by a variety of guest speakers over the course of a season. In this series, lecturers with diverse backgrounds and affinities will address the New Museum’s spring exhibition, “Anri Sala: Answer Me,” in forty-five- to sixty-minute presentations taking place exclusively in the Museum’s galleries. As a way to emphasize the Museum’s strong commitment to new art and new ideas, Outside the Box Gallery Talks are open to the public and are intended to provide participants with multidisciplinary perspectives on New Museum exhibitions. To this end, lecturers will speak about the exhibition or themes emergent in Sala’s works from the various positions they occupy—be they academic, personal, political, or otherwise. With their distinct individual relationships to the artist and works on view, lecturers will engage in rich investigations that will illuminate and probe the Museum’s current exhibition program.
Additional Outside the Box talks for the spring season include:
All Outside the Box talks are free with Museum admission, but attendance is limited. Please RSVP here for more information and to request tickets.
Tracie Morris is a poet who has worked extensively as a page-based writer, critic, scholar, bandleader, actor, and multimedia performer. Her sound installations have been presented at the Whitney Biennial, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York; Silent Barn, New York; Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, New York; and the Drawing Center, New York; among other galleries and museums. In 2013, she presented a poetry session as part of Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument commission for Dia Art Foundation. She leads her own eponymous band and is a lead singer for Elliott Sharp’s group, Terraplane. Morris is the author of handholding: 5 kinds (Kore Press, 2015); Rhyme Scheme (Zasterle Press, 2012); Intermission (Soft Skull Press, 1998); and Chap-T-her Won (TM Ink, 1993); among others. She has contributed to, and been written about, in several anthologies of literary criticism including: The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind (Fence Books, 2015); The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Haymarket Books, 2015); What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America (University of Alabama Press, 2015); The &Now Awards 3: The Best Innovative Writing (Northwestern University Press, 2015); I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women (Les Figues Pess, 2012); eco language reader (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs and Nightboat Books, 2010); American Women Poets in the 21st Century (Wesleyan University Press, 2002); and An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art (University of Michigan Press, 2002). She is coeditor, with Charles Bernstein, of Best American Experimental Writing (Wesleyan University Press, 2016). Morris is Professor, Humanities & Media Studies at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
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