50th Anniversary Conversation with Marilyn Minter and Betty Tompkins
White Columns

White Columns TALKS

Marilyn Minter and Betty Tompkins
in conversation with Matthew Higgs.

Installation views: Marilyn Minter at White Columns, 1988 (left) and Betty Tompkins at White Columns, 1991 (right)

Wednesday, July 14th
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.

For the fourth conversation in the series, artists Marilyn Minter and Betty Tompkins will be in conversation with White Columns’ director Matthew Higgs. The discussion will take their respective White Columns solo exhibitions in 1988 (Minter) and 1991 (Tompkins) as its departure point. Minter and Tompkins currently have parallel solo survey exhibitions at Montpellier Contemporary in Montpellier, France that opened in June 2021.

Marilyn Minter (b. 1948) has shown her work internationally since 1975. She received her MFA in 1972 from the University of Syracuse. Her 1988 White Columns show was her first solo exhibition in New York. A retrospective of her work Pretty/Dirty was held at the Brooklyn Museum in 2017.

Betty Tompkins (b. 1945) has shown her work internationally for five decades. Her 2002 exhibition Fuck Paintings at Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York introduced her pioneering work of the late 1960s and early 1970s to new audiences. Her work is currently the subject of a solo exhibition Some Sex, Lots of Talking at Gavlak, Los Angeles.

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