Thursday, April 27, 2023, 6:30 pm
Dia Chelsea 537 West 22nd Street New York, New York
Lisa Cohen and Tiona Nekkia McClodden, contributors to the exhibition catalogue Chryssa & New York, will reflect on Chryssa’s practice in relation to their own work and the challenges of the archive. The discussion will be moderated by exhibition curator Megan Holly Witko.
Lisa Cohen’s writing brings together queer poetics and archival research to explore ephemeral, undervalued forms of knowledge and feeling. The author of All We Know: Three Lives (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012), a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle award, she is completing a book about friendship, grief, HIV/AIDS, and long Enlightenment legacies, as well as a collection of poems.
Tiona Nekkia McClodden is a visual artist, filmmaker, and curator whose work explores and critiques issues at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and social commentary. McClodden’s interdisciplinary approach traverses documentary film, experimental video, sculpture, and sound installations.
Chryssa & New York is co-organized by Dia Art Foundation and the Menil Collection, Houston, in collaboration with Alphawood Foundation at Wrightwood 659, Chicago. The exhibition is co-curated by Megan Holly Witko, external curator, Dia Art Foundation, and Michelle White, senior curator, the Menil Collection, Houston. Public programs are made possible by support from the Consulate General of Greece in New York.