50th Anniversary Conversation with Margaret Lee
White Columns

White Columns TALKS

Margaret Lee in conversation with Matthew Higgs.

Image: Installation view of '179 Canal / Anyways' organized by Margaret Lee.

Thursday, July 8
5pm EST


White Columns is pleased to announce ‘White Columns TALKS’ – a series of conversations with artists and curators held on the occasion of our 50th anniversary exhibition From The Archives: White Columns & 112 Greene Street / 112 Workshop, 1970 – 2021… , which is on view through July 31.

The third conversation in the series is between artist and 179 Canal founder Margaret Lee and White Columns’ director Matthew Higgs. Lee will discuss her 2010 White Columns exhibition 179 Canal / Anyways.

Margaret Lee (b. 1980) is an artist and curator. In 2009 Lee founded the artist-run space 179 Canal. 179 Canal took the form of an open-ended dialog between Lee and an eclectic group of artists and collaborators.

“179 Canal was spurred by an ongoing communication with friends – who participated in making 179 what it became – about the lack of a real artists’ space in NYC. I never had to look far for projects since it wasn’t about finding something but making sure the conversation remained open and continuous – friend to friend, peer to peer – amongst a group of artists who were tired of art about art, business as usual, and the heavy history of a past that wasn’t necessarily ours to reference.” – Margaret Lee.

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