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Artadia Talk: Aram Moshayedi & Carter Mull in Conversation

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Aram Moshayedi, left, and Carter Mull. (Photos: Moshayedi: ©Rinzi Ruiz Photography; Mull: Hedi Slimane)

In conjunction with Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, BURNAWAY is very pleased to present a public talk featuring UCLA Hammer Museum curator Aram Moshayedi in conversation with Atlanta-born, Los Angeles-based artist Carter Mull. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7PM on Thursday, April 9, at the ACAC.

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Moshayedi’s talk marks the inaugural event for Artadia’s Art & Dialogue program, for which the organization plans to send curators to visit each of its award cities: Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The program intends to bridge connections between artists, curators, and audiences among the six cities.

Each Art & Dialogue program will consist of three parts: curators will conduct studio visits with awardees, present a public program, and provide a summary of their experience upon returning to their home institution. All Art & Dialogue programs will be documented and available for viewing on Artadia’s website.

As a curator at the Hammer Museum, Moshayedi has organized projects with such artists as Maria Hassabi and Mario Garcia Torres. He was formerly associate curator at REDCAT gallery at the Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater, where he organized exhibitions and oversaw the production of new works by Jordan Wolfson, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Ming Wong, Geoffrey Farmer, and others. Moshayedi has also written extensively on art, with contributions appearing in numerous exhibition catalogues, as well as in Artforum, Art in America, Frieze, Metropolis M, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly and Bidoun, for which he is a contributing editor.

Since its founding 15 years ago, Artadia has given over $3 million to 300 artists in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. It initially sought to support artists outside New York City; this year it will launch its inaugural New York awards to artists living in the five boroughs.