The gallery is pleased to announce that Federico Solmi will be in conversation with Lawrence Weschler on Saturday, May 22, at 11:00 a.m. in conjunction with Solmi's solo exhibition The Bacchanalian Ones. This conversation will be the gallery's first in-person event at the new 1110 Mateo Street location. Due to social distancing seating will be limited, so an RSVP will be required. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of the people in your party.
Lawrence Weschler and Federico Solmi will explore the underlying politics, methods, and antecedents behind Solmi’s brilliant and transformative multimedia works, as well as the underlying disagreement (or divergence of sensibilities) with Virtual Reality goggles. A lively conversation to be sure. Stick around to see the show and be sure to try out Solmi's premiering VR presentation.
Lawrence Weschler spent twenty years as a staff writer at The New Yorker (1981-2001), where his work shuttled between political tragedies and cultural comedies, and then for thirteen years (2001-2014) as director, now emeritus, of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. He has been a regular contributor, among others, to the New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Harper's, McSweeney's, The Believer—and is the author of over twenty books, including Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees (a life of artist Robert Irwin); Mr Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder (on the Museum of Jurassic Technology); Vermeer in Bosnia; A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers (in Brazil and Uruguay); Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez; and now, And How Are You, Doctor Sacks?, a biographical memoir of his thirty-five-year friendship with the neurologist Oliver Sacks).