Irving Sandler in conversation with Phong Bui


November 21, 2017

Join us for a special evening with legendary art critic, art historian, and chronicler of the New York School, Irving Sandler, in conversation with Phong Bui, artist and publisher of the Brooklyn Rail. The two will discuss Sandler’s perspectives of the New York art world; the latest volume of his memoirs, Swept Up By Art: An Art Critic in the Post-Avant-Garde Era, published in 2016 by Rail Editions; and his experiences with his mentor, the art historian Robert Goldwater—husband of Louise Bourgeois.


Program schedule:

6pm – registration and exhibition viewing

6:20pm – conversation program begins, followed by Q&A

7:30pm – conversation program concludes; exhibition viewing

8pm – CIMA closes


Dr. Irving Sandler is Professor Emeritus of Art History at State University of New York and a contributing editor of Art in America. He has authored four surveys of art as well as monographs onMark di Suvero, Al Held, Deborah Kass, and Alex Katz. He was director of the Neuberger Museum of Art in and co-founder of Artists Space Gallery. In 2008, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Art Criticism from the International Association of Art Critics.

Phong Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator, and former curatorial advisor at MoMA PS1, 2007 to 2010. He is also the Co-Founder, Publisher and Artistic Director of the monthly journal the Brooklyn Rail, the publishing press Rail Editions, and the Rail Curatorial Projects.