Paul Chan in Conversation with Aruna D’Souza
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Paul Chan in Conversation with Aruna D’Souza

Join Paul Chan for a discussion about his newly opened exhibition Paul Chan: Breathers with writer Aruna D’Souza. Taking as their starting point the “breather”—a self-imposed break to turn away from familiar ways of working—Chan and D’Souza will explore the importance of maintaining joy in work, finding energy and enthusiasm to experiment with new ways of creating art, and the importance of rest.

Free tickets available starting at 5 pm from the Main Lobby desk.

Paul Chan is an artist and publisher based in New York. His exhibition Breathers opens at the Walker Art Center in November 2022. Chan’s press, Badlands Unlimited, has published more than 50 titles and works by artists and writers, including Marcel Duchamp, Yvonne Rainer, Craig Owens, Aruna D’Souza, Dread Scott, Etel Adnan, Petra Cortright, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Martine Syms, and Carroll Dunham. Badlands has also been a platform for Chan’s enduring interest in philosophy. The press has published new translations of works by Plato, Parmenides, and most recently, Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Aruna D’Souza is a writer and critic whose work appears regularly in 4Columns and the New York Times. She is the author of Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts, published by Badlands Unlimited in 2018, and her recent editorial projects include Linda Nochlin’s final volume of collected essays, Making It Modern, and Lorraine O’Grady’s Writing in Space. She is co-curator of the retrospective of Lorraine O’Grady’s work Both/And, which opened at the Brooklyn Museum in 2021.

The artist talk will have ASL interpretation.

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