Friends of Friends, with Joe Day, Josh Melnick & Lauri Firstenberg (November 23, 2009)



As part of his Fall 2009 installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery, Joe Day hosts a discussion with photographer Josh Melnick, and nonprofit art space director Lauri Firstenberg. Melnick discusses the New York subway portrait photographs he contributed to the SCI-Arc installation, and their display, which he also designed. Firstenberg, Melnick and Day debate the “functions and dysfunctions of the white cube and black box.” Melnick talks about his current project, Chair Work which he sees as “moving much more into a social practice.” Day comments about Melnick’s framing of subjects and its connection to reflecting, mirroring emotion.

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