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Paintings and Other Indulgences: Jeffrey Deitch, Walter Robinson, and Alanna Heiss



Walter Robinson and Jeffrey Deitch in conversation with Clocktower founder/director Alanna Heiss about their long histories together, from their first meeting while Deitch worked the front desk at John Weber Gallery and Robinson was distributing the independent art publication Art-Rite, up to Deitch's return to his historic Wooster Street exhibition space. The trio walk through Robinson's fall 2016 exhibition Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences curated and hosted by Dietch, while discussing the content and context of Robinson's work and gossiping about the art world as only old friends can.

Walter Robinson is a New York-based artist and art critic. He has been called a "neo-Pop" painter, as well as a member of the 1980s "Picture Generation." As an art critic, Robinson is perhaps best known for coining the term "Zombie Formalism" to describe a kind of process-based abstraction that became popular in the contemporary art market in 2014.

Jeffrey Deitch is an American art dealer and curator who was from 2010 until his resignation in 2013 director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA).

Alanna Heiss is the founder and director of Clocktower Productions. She is a leader of the groundbreaking early 1970’s alternative spaces movement in New York City, which radically changed the way large-scale art projects were produced, shown, and seen. In 1972 she founded the legendary Clocktower Gallery, and in 1976 she founded P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (now MoMA PS1) which she directed for 32 years, and transformed into an internationally renowned non-collecting center for the production and presentation of contemporary art.



 

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