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In Conversation | Artist Cary Leibowitz, Anastasia James, and Bill Arning

Join artist Cary Leibowitz; Anastasia James, the former Associate Curator of The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; and CAMH Director Bill Arning as they discuss the work and context for the exhibition Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show.

About Cary Leibowitz

Cary Leibowitz (b. 1963, New York) also known as “Candyass,” is an American artist whose work has shown in museums and institutions across the globe including The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts; The Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut; the Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York; The Whitney Museum, New York, New York; The Jewish Museum, New York, New York; MoMA PS1, New York, New York; The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany; White Columns, New York, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Pennsylvania; Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany; Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany; Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Galerie Claudio Botello, Turin, Italy; and the the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany.

Leibowitz’s work has been included in the landmark exhibitions Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities at the Jewish Museum in New York, New York; In a Different Light at the University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley; and Bad Girls, New Museum, New York, New York. His work has been reviewed in The New Yorker, Artforum, The New York Times, Frieze Magazine, and Art in America, among others. Leibowitz is represented by INVISIBLE-EXPORTS.

About Anastasia James

Anastasia James is Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art SUNY New Paltz. From 2015-2017 she was Associate Curator at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California, where she organized Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show and Models for a System: Allison Smith. Past projects include Barbara Morgan: Photographs (Dorsky Museum), Brigid Berlin: It’s All About Me (INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York, New York), Billy Name: The Silver Age (Milk Gallery, New York, New York), 13 Most Wanted: Andy Warhol and the 1964 NY World’s Fair (Queens Museum, New York), and Ray Johnson: The Dover Street Years (Center for Cultural Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York). James received her M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and she is currently organizing monographic exhibitions with Linda Montano and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders