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The Artist, The Writer: A Conversation Between Creative Identities

December 6th 3:00pm ET
ARTHAUS // ART TALKS, Select Art Fair, Miami, FL

A talk curated and moderated by Legacy Russell
with Amy Beecher, Bibi Deitz, Carla Gannis, and Marisa Olson

This program will explore the relationship between the identity of contemporary artist and modern writer. Using BOMB Magazine's recently published volume BOMB: The Author Interviews as springboard, an exciting selection of artists including Amy Becher, Bibi Deitz, Carla Gannis, Marisa Olson, will share excerpts from the compilation and engage in a round-table panel dialogue to discuss the acts of making art and writing texts and how bringing such things into the world play a central role within their own creative practice and discourse. 

Mercedes Benz - AMG and Lufthansa First Class Present

Curated by Jasmine Wahi

ARTHAUS // ART TALKS is a series of curated thematic discussions featuring curators and artists who are engaged with multidisciplinary art making practices. The conversations will be both informative and engaging, with time for audience members to ask questions and engage with artists. Each program will be accompanied by a cocktail hour that gives the audience the opportunity to meet with presenters.

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Legacy Russell is a writer, artist and curator. She is the London Content Partner Liaison for the online platform Artsy. She has worked at and produced programs for The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Creative Time, the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Legacy is one-third of the curatorial production team Limited Time Only and Senior Editor at London publication Berfrois. In September 2011, she was appointed as Art Editor of BOMB Magazine’s renowned online journal, BOMB Daily, where she has since stayed on as a Contributing Editor. Outside of BOMB, her work can be found in a variety of publications: The White Review, Rhizome, DIS, Canteen, The Well & Often Reader, Exit Strata, The Society Pages, Guernica, Berfrois and beyond. Holding an MRes of Visual Culture with Distinction at Goldsmiths College of University of London, her creative and academic work explores mourning, remembrance, iconography, and idolatry within the public realm. Her most recent performance “The Kiss” debuted in collaboration with Clifford Owens at Danspace in New York Fall 2013 and her first solo gallery exhibition "DIRTY TALK|CLEAN FOOD" featured video work at Field Projects in New York City in Spring 2014.

Amy Beecher lives and works in New York City. Story telling is at the heart of her sculptural practice in the form of recordings, performances and artist books. Upcoming projects in 2015 include collaborations with the Shandaken Project and a solo exhibition at Providence College. She received her MFA from Yale University in Painting and Printmaking.

Bibi Deitz lives and writes in Brooklyn. Recent work has appeared in Bookforum, The Rumpus and BOMB, and is forthcoming from Berfrois and Marie Claire, addressing subjects such as characterization in Andre Dubus’s short fiction, deactivating Facebook, not faking orgasms and the absurd(ist) intersections between technology and modern love. She was born and raised in New York’s East Village, holds an MFA in fiction from the Bennington Writing Seminars and edits copy at Us magazine. She is at work on a novel and recently wrote a book of short stories while living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Carla Gannis is a transmedia artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Through digital remixing, Gannis expresses in her work the hybrid nature of identity, where virtual and real embodiments of self diverge and intersect. She is the recipient of several awards, including a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant in Computer Arts and an Emerge 7 Fellowship from the Aljira Art Center. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her most recent solo exhibitions include “The Garden of Emoji Delights” at Kasia Kay Gallery, Chicago, Il and “ ” (in collaboration with poet Justin Petropoulos) at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Features on Gannis’s work have appeared in The Creators Project, The Huffington Post, Wired, Buzzfeed, FastCo, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Art Critical, The Wallstreet Journal, Animal, and The LA Times, among others. She is the Assistant Chair of the Dept of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

Marisa Olson's interdisciplinary work addresses the cultural history of technology & the politics of pop culture, and has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Whitney Museum, New Museum, Centre Pompidou, Tate(s) Modern+Liverpool, Nam June Paik Art Center, British Film Institute, Sundance Film Festival, PS122, and PERFORMA. She's written for a number of key publications, particularly on postinternet art, performance, and photographic media, and curated projects at the Guggenheim, SFMOMA, Artists Space, White Columns, and Rhizome. She was recently an Artist-in-Residence at Eyebeam & is currently Visiting Critic at RISD.