“…all one effort, not to be separated…"

Strategies of perception, objectification and radical infringement of rules in the work of Al Taylor

Michael Semff

Al Taylor compared art making to playing a game in which you change the rules in the middle so it doesn't get boring. Join Michael Semff, art historian, former director of the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich, and author of Al Taylor: Prints. Catalogue Raisonné, for a lecture that will shed light on one of Taylor's major demands, to devise “elaborate programs, systems and methods which break down, fall apart and change the more successful they become, taking on meanings and a life outside and beyond the artist's original intentions."

The exhibition The Drawings of Al Taylor will be open at 5:30 for program attendees.

Monday, February 24, 2020, 6:30 PM
Tickets: 
$20; $15 for Morgan Members; free for students with a valid ID.

Al Taylor (1948–1999) Untitled (McGrath), 1982. Acrylic paint on printed magazine pages mounted on paper. The Morgan Library & Museum, New York. Gift of Debbie Taylor, 2019.121. Photography by Janny Chiu. © 2019 The Estate of Al Taylor

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