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Golden Age: In Conversation at TSA New York

March 19, 2015

In Conversation: Marco Antonini, Christopher K. Ho, and Stephen Truax
Moderated by Alex Paik

at TSA New York
1329 Willoughby Ave #2A
Brooklyn, NY 11237


TSA New York and NURTUREart held a public conversation with Marco Antonini, Christopher K. Ho, and Stephen Truax, moderated by artist and gallery director Alex Paik, on the new book, Golden Age: Perspectives on Abstract Painting Today, published by NURTUREart, New York, November 2014.

In dialogue, they touched on a number of topics addressed within the book, including abstract painting’s critical reception today, and Brooklyn’s role in its recent importance in contemporary artistic production. The conversation was framed within Alex Paik and Debra Ramsay’s exhibition, Generative Processes, which was on view at the time at TSA New York.

Golden Age features three groundbreaking essays about abstract painting by Lane Relyea, David Geers, and Gregory Sholette, plus newly published postscripts by the authors. These critical texts are interspersed with extended interviews with artists themselves, captured by the editors in lively conversations and correspondences. Golden Age is as much an attempt to summarize existing conversations about the eternal returns of abstract painting as it is an incitement to discuss contemporary art practices (above and beyond specific styles, trends or topics), and how we can further their impact, agency and relevance.

Edited by Marco Antonini and Christopher K. Ho, and featuring contributions by (in order of appearance) Marco Antonini, Ariel Dill, Lauren Portada, Stephen Truax, David Geers, Jonathan Allmaier, Vince Contarino, Lane Relyea, Nathlie Provosty, Keith J. Varadi, Christopher K. Ho, Gregory Sholette, David Xu Borgonjon, Keenan Jay, and Lauren Martin.

This book was printed thanks to a partial grant from the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation.

A hand-numbered first edition is available in select stores and online here.

See photos from the event HERE.

The gallery opened at 7:00 PM for visitors to view Generative Processes
Panel discussion: 7:30 – 8:30 PM, Q&A to follow

Featured images:
Left: Alex Paik, V (Greens), 2014. Gouache, colored pencil, paper, 26 x 16 x 3 inches.
Right: Debra Ramsay, Color Changes in the forest, during one year, at the same location (detail), 2015. Acrylic on Juan silk, 6 x 144 x 9 inches.