Bess: The Insider's Outsider. A conversation between Professor Mary Kosut and writer Chuck Smith

Date/Time

Mar 13, 2014
02:45 PM

Description

Although Forrest Bess intentionally distanced himself from the New York art world and self-identified as an "outsider", he was recognized by the art establishment, showed his paintings with prominent art dealer Betty Parsons, and corresponded with art historian Meyer Schapiro.  Was Bess really an "outsider artist"?

This and other questions surrounding Forrest Bess and his art will be addressed in a conversation between Professor Mary Kosut, Associate Professor of Media, Society & the Arts and Gender Studies at Purchase College and Chuck Smith, writer and producer of the documentary Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle, which will screen on April 24, 6 pm.

Mary Kosut is Associate Professor of Media, Society & the Arts and Gender Studies at Purchase College, where she teaches courses on outsider art, feminist art and the body.

Chuck Smith is a New York based TV producer, writer, and filmmaker.  His award-winning documentary Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle, features actor Willem Dafoe as the voice of Forrest Bess.

Cost

Free

Location

View map Neuberger Museum of Art\
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

Education Department

Phone

914-251-6113

Contact name

Olivia Kalin

Contact email

olivia.kalin@purchase.edu

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Armonk,Bronxville,Fairfield,Greenwich,Harrison,Hartsdale,Katonah,Mamaroneck,Mount Kisco,Mount Vernon,New Rochelle,Port Chester,Purchase,Rye,Rye Brook,Scarsdale,White Plains

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