ICP Talks: Catherine Opie
Join ICP in conversation with Catherine Opie for the second session of our seasonal lecture series, ICP Talks. Catherine Opie is known for her early images of members of the LGBTQ community, using traditional portraiture to bring underrepresented people into the mainstream of contemporary culture. More recently she did a dedicated series of portraits of artists. Photographs by Opie in Face to Face span three decades, from 1993 to 2019, and include images of Justin Bond, Thelma Golden, Miranda July, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, and Rick Owens among others. Often the sitter does not meet the gaze of the camera, such as the silhouetted view of Kara Walker or a shirtless Lawrence Weiner smoking a cigarette. The results are images of artists plunged into their own thoughts, both solitary, melancholic, and slightly magical.
This is an online program. The conversation will also be broadcast live in the ICP Library for museum-goers to tune in. Reserve your museum ticket here and watch live (free with price of museum admission) in the ICP Library before or after visiting the exhibition on Friday, April 7.Buy tickets/get more info now