To celebrate the launch of The Shabbiness of Beauty by Moyra Davey & Peter Hujar, with a text by Eileen Myles, please join us for a discussion on the theme of collaboration in art and writing. Inspired by Davey’s rhyming interpolations of Hujar, a panel of artists and critics explore the capacities of writing and photography, exhibitions and books, in tribute.
With Moyra Davey, Eileen Myles, Gregg Bordowitz, Aveek Sen, and Izabella Scott (chair).
Thursday 27 May
19:00 BST, London
14:00 EDT, New York
Header image by Peter Hujar
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About The Shabbiness of Beauty
The Shabbiness of Beauty is a visual dialogue that crosses generational divides with the easy intimacy of a late-night phone call. Multidisciplinary artist Moyra Davey delved into Peter Hujar’s archives and emerged mainly with little-known, scarcely seen images. In response to these, Davey created her own images that draw out an idiosyncratic selection of shared subjects. Side by side, the powerfully composed images admire, tease, and enhance one another in the manner of fierce friends, forming a visual exploration of physicality and sexuality that crackles with wit, tenderness, and perspicacity.
Includes a new essay by Eileen Myles.
Find out more and order copies of the book here.