Zena Zezza: Josiah McElheny
New arts organization Zena Zezza’s mission is to “invert the public art project model,” according to founder Sandra Percival, an undertaking which the group will begin with an exhibition of internationally renowned artist Josiah McElheny.
The exhibition will include two events in a series dubbed Interrogating Ideas, which "brings together artists, curators, and writers who have a fascination for ideas and have been talking about a subject over a period of time,” Percival told us in our Fall Arts Preview. The first of these events, on November 2, will be a conversation between artist Ann Hamilton and University of Washington professor Jessica Burstein about the abstract body, mechanization, and fashion. On November 16, McElheny himself will give a talk at 1 p.m. and then be in conversation with former Reina Sophia curator Lynne Cooke about how domestic spaces shape our perception of art at 2:30 p.m.