Talk & Discussion

My Life as a Work of Art

08 Dec 2016

 / 7:00pm to 9:00pm
 / Free
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Join us at Libreria bookshop to celebrate My Life as a Work of Art, an exciting new take on contemporary art practice by The White Review's Ben Eastham and Elephant's Katya Tylevich.

Katya Tylevich and Ben Eastham offer a series of short biographies on eight great works of twenty-first century art by Martin Creed, Barry McGee, Camille Henrot, Marina Abramović, Philippe Parreno and Pierre Huyghe, Erwin Wurm, Michaël Borremans, and Gregory Crewdson.

They follow these paintings, films, installations, experiences, experiments, sculptures, and performances through all the key stages of their existence so far – from the delicate quiet of the studio to the grand chaos of the art world.

A funny, engaging, personal guide through the world of art today, My Life as a Work of Art takes as its starting point the work of art itself.

Ben Eastham is the co-founder and editor of The White Review. He has contributed to publications including frieze, the New York Times, the London Review of Books and Elephant.

He is assistant editor at art-agenda and an Associate Editor of South, the documenta 14 journal. He is the London correspondent for Rotterdam's Witte de With Review, and has previously worked as an editor at the BBC.

Katya Tylevich is a writer and essayist. She is Editor-at-Large for Elephant and Contributing Editor for Mark. S

he contributes regularly to Domus, Pin-Up and Frame among other journals, and has contributed to books, monographs and exhibition catalogues on topics in art and architecture. With her brother Alexei, she founded Friend & Colleague, a platform for editions, fiction and special projects.