The Art Colloquia for Critical Inquiry bucks the “stiff and serious” stereotype by diving into humor in the art world.
On October 2, AU will host Jim Kempner and Charlie Hewitt. Kempner is a dealer with a gallery on 11th Avenue in the Chelsea area of New York City. He works with pieces by many high-end artists, including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella. The artist, Charlie Hewitt, a former visiting artist at American University, works with Kempner in New York. The two have produced a web series called The Madness of Art. The short episodes follow Kempner as he interacts with New York’s eccentric art world and the natural comedy that ensues - as if the TV show The Office took place in a Chelsea gallery. The free event will take place in the Abramson Family Recital Hall at 6 p.m.
Part of the Fall Art Critical Colloquia Series Humor in Art