03.02.2017

Off Modern Closing Reception + Tatiana Istomina Artist Talk

Join us at 6pm on March 2nd, 2017 for the closing reception of Off Modern: In What Time Do We Live? and an artist talk with Tatiana Istomina.

For the closing, The Luminary's current artist-in-residence Tatiana Istomina will discuss her work on view in the exhibition, a comprehensive survey of little known Russian-American modernist artist Alissa Blumenthal's work. Additionally, Istomina will introduce new multimedia work based on the biography of Hélène Rytman – the wife of prominent French philosopher, Louis Althusser, who admitted to strangling her to death in 1980 but faced no charges by reason of temporary insanity.

About the artist
Tatiana Istomina is a multimedia artist and writer living in New York. Her projects have been featured in exhibitions and screenings across the US and abroad; venues include the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, The Drawing Center, and the Bronx Museum. Istomina is the recipient of numerous awards such as the AAF Prize for Fine Arts, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, and the Chenven Foundation grant. As a writer, she is a regular contributor to Art in America and Hyperallergic, among other publications. She holds a PhD in geophysics from Yale University and a MFA from Parsons New School.