Event | At the Table: Elia Alba, Maren Hassinger, Zachary Fabri, and Juana Valdés in Conversation

Event | At the Table: Elia Alba, Maren Hassinger, Zachary Fabri, and Juana Valdés in Conversation

Join us on November 9 as NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows discuss their participation in The Supper Club.

Beginning in 2012, NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow Elia Alba (Fellow in Crafts ’01, Photography ’08) began photographing contemporary artists of color and hosting The Supper Club, a series of dinners that were created to bring artists together to engage in dialogue around art, life, pop culture, politics, and race. The series of portraits of the dinner guests were inspired by Vanity Fair magazine’s annual “Hollywood Issue” and features the guests in locations and costumes that capture their unique voices, transforming their identities into iconic images.

Join us and The Rubin Foundation on Thursday, November 9 to view an exhibition of Alba’s The Supper Club photographs and hear a discussion between Alba and three of the featured artists, each of whom are also NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows: Maren Hassinger (Fellow in Sculpture ’88), Zachary Fabri (Interdisciplinary Work ’12), and Juana Valdés (Fellow in Sculpture ’11). At The Table offers a glimpse of the intimate dinner conversations that shaped the discourse of The Supper Club, with themes like Global Blackness and Transnational Identities; Black Female Subjectivity; Black Male Subjectivity; and Post Black in the Age of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice.

Title: At the Table: Elia Alba, Maren Hassinger, Zachary Fabri, and Juana Valdes in Conversation
Date and Time: Thursday, November 9, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011
RSVP: Please note we have reached our limit for RSVPs. If you’d like to be placed on the waitlist, please email [email protected].

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is presenting The Supper Club through January 13, 2018 at The 8th Floor. Curated by Sara Reisman, Executive and Artistic Director of The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, The Supper Club is comprised of three components: an ongoing series of socially-engaged dinners, an exhibition of 60 photographic portraits of the artists who participated in the dinner conversations, and a book scheduled for publication in 2018. 

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are administered with leadership support from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The 2018 award cycle is now open, with applications accepted through January 24, 2018. Sign up for NYFA’s bi-weekly newsletter, NYFA News, to receive announcements about future NYFA events and programs.

Image: Elia Alba (Fellow in Crafts ’01, Photography ’08), The Thinker (Zachary Fabri), 2014

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