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On and Off-Screen Imaginaries: A Conversation with Tiffany Sia and An-My Lê

Co-organized with Primary Information and Printed Matter
Thursday, March 28, 2024, 6:30 pm, Dia Chelsea

Event details
Thursday, March 28, 2024
6:30 pm

Dia Chelsea
537 West 22nd Street 
New York, New York

Free; register for the event here.

Co-organized by Dia with Primary Information and Printed Matter, this conversation between Tiffany Sia and An-My Lê marks the release of Sia’s collection of essays, On and Off-Screen Imaginaries (2024). In 2022, as part of Dia’s Artists on Artists Lecture Series, Sia delivered a lecture on Lê’s series Small Wars (1999–2002) and realized a filmic montage from the photographs that comprise it.

The event is presented on the occasion of Dia and Printer Matter’s partnership on the forthcoming NY Art Book Fair, held from April 26 to 28, 2024. Dia is once again hosting the book fair’s Classroom Series. Full schedule of events to be announced.

Tiffany Sia is an artist, filmmaker, and writer who was born in Hong Kong. She earned a BA in film studies and Asian studies from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, in 2010. Sia has directed several experimental short films, including Never Rest/Unrest (2020), Do Not Circulate (2021), and What Rules the Invisible (2022). Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Artists Space, New York (2021); FELIX GAUDLITZ, Vienna (2022); and ahj.pm, Germany (2023). Her work has been presented in international group exhibitions at venues including the Kunstverein Düsseldorf; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Seoul Museum of Art. Sia is the author of the chapbook Salty Wet (2019) and the artist book Too Salty, Too Wet (2021), and her essays have appeared in the journals Film Quarterly and October. Sia lives in New York.

An-My Lê was born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1960. She is an artist and currently professor of photography at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Queens (2002); Baltimore Museum of Art (2013); and Museum of Modern Art, New York (2023). In 2008, Dia Beacon presented a commission by Lê consisting of 22 photographs of a basalt quarry located 10 miles up the Hudson River from the museum. Lê’s photographs drew on the traditions of landscape painters of the Hudson River School and of landscape photographers from the 1960s included in Dia’s collection, and represented images that were not strictly of the documentary genre but rather were informed by a historical and cultural understanding of the region. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2001); Tate Modern, London (2014); and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015). Lê lives in Brooklyn.

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