Series Launch Event
Cooper Union, New York
Thursday April 19, 2018, 6.30-8pm
To launch our Contemporary Painters Series, Barry Schwabsky and a panel of leading painters - Lois Dodd, Thomas Nozkowski and Philip Taaffe, all graduates of the Cooper Union School of Art - and critics Faye Hirsch and John Yau, held a lively debate on the state and shape of contemporary painting and its critical reception. How far have artists extended the boundaries of the medium in the 21st century, and what does it mean to be identified as a painter today? Is the word ‘painting’ still adequate to describe a practice which no longer necessarily involves paint or flat surfaces? And to what extent do the ways in which we write about painting influence both the public’s reception of the work and contemporary practice itself? After the debate the authors and artists signed their books.