The Only Way You See Me: Jarrett Earnest and Ian Lewandowski in Conversation
Where: International Center of Photography (ICP)
79 Essex St.
212-857-0000 Price: Free w/ Admission
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Marking the release of his latest publication, Devotion: Today’s Future Becomes Tomorrow’s Archive, artist, writer, and curator Jarrett Earnest joins Ian Lewandowski in conversation about the nature of collaborative practices. The conversation will be followed by a reception in the ICP Café.
Jarrett Earnest is also the author of the essay “Art Groupie,” which is included in the catalogue for ICP’s exhibition Face to Face: Portraits of Artists by Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe and Catherine Opie.
This program is being offered both in person at ICP, located on NYC’s Lower East Side, and online.
Devotion: Today’s Future Becomes Tomorrow’s Archive, edited by Jarrett Earnest, contains essays and interviews, reproductions of notes, diagrams, works of art, and rare ephemera representing an archive of overlooked and excluded material.
Queer people have had to create and maintain archives as alternate repositories due to systematic exclusion from traditional archival practices and institutions. Propelled by Earnest’s meticulous collecting and explorations of experimental living practices and embodied materiality, this book is a beautifully designed, radical collection of overlooked and forgotten IBPOC and LGBTQ2S+ archives.
About the Face to Face Catalogue
Face to Face presents a selection of portraits of artists by three of the most prominent portrait artists of our time. Bringing together the diverse and distinctive work of Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe, and Catherine Opie, this book forms an investigation into the charged genre of portraiture and its various approaches, navigating tensions between intimacy and publicity.
Jarrett Earnest is a writer, curator and artist living in New York City. He is the author of What it Means to Write About Art: Interviews with Art Critics (2018); editor of Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light: 100 Art Writings 1988-2017 by Peter Schjeldahl (2019), The Young and Evil: Queer Modernism in New York, 1930-1955 (2020), Painting is a Supreme Fiction: Writings by Jesse Murry, 1980-1993 (2021) and Devotion: Today’s Future Becomes Tomorrow Archive (2022). Valid Until Sunset, his book of writing and photographs will be published this fall by MATTE editions.
Ian Lewandowski (b. 1990) is a photographer from Northwest Indiana. His first solo exhibition, Community Board, was exhibited at The Java Project in Brooklyn in 2019. The Ice Palace Is Gone, his body of large-format color portraits made from 2018-19, was published as his first monograph by Magic Hour Press (Montréal) in 2021. My Man Mitch, his body of photographs and photo-based material native to his home state of Indiana made from 2014-17, was published by Kult Books (Stockholm) in 2022. He also teaches undergraduate photography courses at The New School and FIT, and manages and prints the photo work of Kenny Gardner (1913-2002). Ian’s work negotiates picture and body histories. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband Anthony and dog Seneca.Buy tickets/get more info now