In conjunction with the exhibition Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress, Dia presents a month of open discussions at Dia:Beacon, which take Posenenske’s work as a point of departure. These Beacon-based evenings invite participants to contribute to a sustained conversation about the labor of making and the spaces in which this unfolds with artists, scholars, and activists from the region. Each of the four participatory sessions will address one of the central themes of Posenenske’s work: form, labor, space, and play.
Held in the galleries, each session is free and open to the public. These evenings will allow for private viewings of the exhibition with the curators and session leaders while the museum is closed.
Space limited; reservations are required
. Resources related to the evening discussions will be available to registered participants in advance of each session.
Friday, May 31, 2019, 6 pm
Led by artists Rey Akdogan and Alan Ruiz, both of whom have, in their own practices, engaged with Posenenske’s modular sculpture, this session invites discussion about questions of form as they pertain to this radical work.
Friday, June 7, 2019, 6 pm
This conversation with sociologist and labor scholar Stephanie Luce will focus on labor activism today.
Friday, June 14, 2019, 6 pm
Led by architect Diana Mangaser, this workshop will explore how Posenenske’s work creates spaces of imaginative thinking and is shaped by its situational environment.
Friday, June 21, 2019, 6 pm
Steve Seidel, director of the Arts in Education program at Harvard University, will lead a discussion about the ways in which we cultivate spaces of play in contemporary society.