Artist Shannon Ebner in conversation with writer Angie Keefer
Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Join leading contemporary artists as they discuss their work, the creative process, and issues in contemporary art.
Artists featured in the exhibition Ecstatic Alphabets discuss their work and how it relates to the material qualities of language.
Shannon Ebner was born in 1971 in Englewood, New Jersey. She received her BA from Bard College and her MFA in photography from Yale University School of Art. Selected group exhibitions include the 54th International Venice Biennale (2011); Sixth Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2010); Les Recontres d’Arles 2010/41st Edition, Arles, France (2010); 2008 Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008); and Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London (2007). Solo projects have been exhibited at the Hammer Museum (2011) and PS1 MoMA (2007). Ebner currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Angie Keefer (writer, editor, occasional librarian) was born in Alabama in 1977. She graduated from Yale University in 1999. In 2010, she wrote an eight-part text on octopuses and post-symbolic communication for a project by Dexter Sinister and Shannon Ebner called An Octopus in Plan View. In 2011 she co-founded The Serving Library with Stuart Bailey and David Reinfurt. She is currently an itinerant, historically a New Yorker.
In conjunction with the exhibition Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language
Tickets ($10; members, corporate members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) are available online, at the Information Desk in the main lobby, at the Film Desk after 4:00 p.m., and at the Cullman Desk in the Education and Research Building one hour before the start of the program.