Tim Davis Book-Launch Porch Concert

Detail of an open book showing a photograph of old magazine covers on the left and text on the right.
Detail of the publication Opener 31: Tim Davis – When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas)

New Time: The event will now begin at 8:00 PM (it was previously listed as 7:00 PM).

Join us on Tuesday, August 11 at 8:00 PM for a celebration of the publication Opener 31: Tim Davis – When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas).

Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Malloy Curator Rachel Seligman, who edited the book, will host a live event on the Tang Instagram account with Tim Davis from his porch in Upstate New York. Tune in for a little show and tell, some conversation, and some original songs (by Tim, not Rachel). Opener 31: Tim Davis – When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas) is now available for purchase here.

Tim Davis was born in Blantyre, Malawi, and currently lives and works in upstate New York. He received a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Yale University. His photographs and videos have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the globe. The solo exhibition Opener 31: Tim Davis — When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas) was on view at the Tang Museum in 2019. He is a Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize recipient and is the author and subject of several monographs including Quinto Quarto, The New Antiquity, Permanent Collection, and My Life in Politics. His works are in the permanent collections of institutions including The Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Walker Art Center among others. He is a regular contributor to Aperture and Cabinet magazines, and his recent album, It’s OK to Hate Yourself, is available on vinyl.

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