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  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • 6:30 – 8:00pm

  • Room 101C, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York, NY

  • Free and open to the public

MFA Fine Arts presents a talk by faculty member William Powhida.

William Powhida makes fun of the art world to highlight the paradoxes and absurdities of economic and social value systems that keep the sphere of visual art afloat on a surging tide of inequality. His work relies on research and participation to diagram, list, perform and critique the forces that shape perceptions of value. He is responsible or partly responsible for exhibitions including "After The Contemporary" at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, "Month2Month" with Jennifer Dalton, "Overculture" at Postmasters Gallery, and "Hashtag Class [#class]" with Jennifer Dalton at Winkleman Gallery. His recent exhibition "After After the Contemporary" was on view at Charlie James Gallery this spring and he will be exhibiting in November at Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen.

Powhida is an infrequent contributor to Art F City and Hyperallergic on issues that alarm him and a member of the Artists Studio Affordability Project, an artist-led advocacy group working towards commercial rent regulation. He is also the co-host of Explain Me, a biweekly podcast with Paddy Johnson exploring the intersection of art, money and politics.

He is currently represented by Postmasters Gallery (NY), Charlie James Gallery (LA), Poulsen Gallery (DK), and Platform Gallery (WA). He holds a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University and an MFA in painting from Hunter College. His work has been written about in The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, The Los Angeles Times, Hyperallergic, Art F City, The Guardian, The New Yorker, New York magazine and October, among other publications.

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