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New York, NY | Dia Chelsea Chryssa Exhibition Tour with Megan Holly Witko
March 30 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for a tour of Chryssa & New York at Dia Chelsea led by exhibition curator Megan Holly Witko. Co-organized by Dia Art Foundation and the Menil Collection, Chryssa & New York is the first comprehensive survey of works by Greek-born artist Chryssa (1933–2013) to take place in North America since 1982. A leading figure of the New York art world in the 1950s and ’60s, Chryssa developed an innovative approach to activating sculptural surfaces through subtle manipulations of light and shadow. Pathbreaking in its use of signage, text, and neon, her vastly under-recognized body of work bridges Pop, Conceptual, and Minimalist ideas of art making. This exhibition focuses on works from these decades through to the early 1970s, bringing together Chryssa’s deeply formal concerns and critical interest in exploring the United States following World War II.
DIA Chelsea 537 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011
This tour is open to ArtTable members and $15 for guests. Not a member? Join today!
Due to popular demand, we’ve added a second simultaneous tour and can now welcome up to *30* participants! Book your spot today.
This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
About the Participants
Megan Holly Witko is external curator at Dia Art Foundation and currently working on an exhibition of the artist Chryssa (1933 – 2013). She recently organized presentations of works by Marian Zazeela at Dia:Beacon, as well as Keith Sonnier and Jacqueline Humphries at the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton, NY. She was assistant curator of François Morellet at Dia:Chelsea in New York (2017–18), as well as Robert Ryman (2015-16), and La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Jung Hee Choi’s Dia 15 VI 13 545 West 22 Street Dream House (2015). She joined Dia Art Foundation in 2012.
Featured Image: Chryssa, The Gates to Times Square, 1964–66. © Εstate of Chryssa, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens. Image courtesy Buffalo AKG Art Museum. Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York.
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