Event - Open A.I.R. & Art21 Present Screening & Discussion of “Kalup Linzy Makes His Way Through the Art World”

Open A.I.R. & Art21 Present Screening & Discussion of “Kalup Linzy Makes His Way Through the Art World”

04.26.14, 4:00 pm

As an emerging artist, do you ever wonder how artists navigate art fairs, galleries, and selling their work? In this film,part of Art21’s video series New York Close Up, artist Kalup Linzy takes the viewer on a tour of The Armory Show at New York's Piers 92/94 on the Hudson River, reflecting on his career while meeting friends, gallerists, and curators. Despite ongoing relationships with multiple galleries, glowing reviews in the The New York Times, and an “art star” moniker, Linzy trains his focus on his artistic process while struggling to making a living, supporting himself through a combination of artwork sales, commissions, performance fees, lectures, grants, residencies, and awards.

The series Co-Producer Wesley Miller will engage Kalup Linzy and gallerist Matthew Dipple of American Contemporary  in a frank conversation about the business of galleries and the increasingly central role of art fairs in the art world. This is the conversation you need before you head out to Frieze Art Fair two weeks later!  Stay at the Queens Museum for refreshments and performances to celebrate the opening reception of our new exhibition  Andy Warhol's 13 Most Wanted Men and the 1964 World's Fair.

About New York Close Up Series

New York Close Up is Art21's documentary film series devoted to artists in the first decade of their professional career, living and working in New York City. This innovative project provides an intimate look at the next wave of artists"€”artists close up.  Structured as an open-ended cinematic collaboration, Art21 (a nonprofit based in New York) is partnering with local artists to imagine new ways of telling stories about their creative process, political and aesthetic philosophies, personal backgrounds, and community perspectives. Presented online as a suite of interdependent and experimental short films published over several years, this original Web series chronicles today's artists as their works, ideas, and lives evolve over time. Motivated by the experiences, relationships, and opportunities afforded to artists at the start of their careers, the series provides a behind-the-scenes guidebook for viewers to navigate the complex and emerging cultural geography of New York City.

“New York Close Up” is supported, in part, by The Lambent Foundation; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and by individual contributors.

About Open A.I.R Artist Services Program

The expanded Queens Museum features a new, expanded slate of artist services, including a brand new Studio Program, with professional development features and a networking Lecture Series that draws on human resources at the Queens Museum. Open A.I.R.  programs will offer professional development topics targeted specifically to all interested emerging artists.

Open A.I.R. is made possible by a generous grant from The Scherman Foundation's Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund.  Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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