Book Launch:
Anthony Quinn in The Old Man and the Sea

May 7, 2016
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The T’ang Horse: Anthony Quinn
Book Launch Discussion and Reception


On the occasion of Mana Contemporary’s exhibition The T’ang Horse: Anthony Quinn, writer Jarrett Earnest created a playful book about a series of polaroids from a made-for-TV-movie production of Old Man and the Sea (1990) starring Anthony Quinn. Equal parts description and reflection, the image and text pairings alternate between discussions of photography and abstraction, Quinn and Hemingway, and sentimental late styles.

On May 7, we will celebrate both the exhibition and the artist book it inspired. At 2PM, join us for an informal tour of The T’ang Horse: Anthony Quinn with Anthony Quinn Foundation director Katherine Quinn. At 2:30PM, author Jarrett Earnest and film critic and art writer Thryza Goodeve will appear in conversation discussing Anthony Quinn, Ernest Hemingway and the creative spirit. A reception will follow.

Jarrett Earnest is a writer living in New York City. He teaches at the free experimental art school the Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU), and is co-founder of the alternative art space 1:1 in the Lower East Side. His criticism and long-form interviews have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, The Village Voice, and Art in America, among others. He is the Spring 2016 Critic-in-Residence at the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA.

Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, PhD, is a contemporary art writer. She has published widely in The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Art in America, and numerous artist’s catalogs, most recently Hadieh Shafie and Joan Waltemuth. Among the people she has interviewed are Matthew Barney, The Brothers Quay, Yvonne Rainer, Ellen Gallagher, McKenzie Wark, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., and many more. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in the MFA program.



Image: Installation view from The T’ang Horse: Anthony Quinn