In Conversation | Hayal Pozanti and Peter Halley

Timothy Taylor, New York
19 May 2023, 2:30pm

Moderated by Kristen Becker, Founder of KB Art Strategies
New York | 74 Leonard Street

Join us for a conversation between Hayal Pozanti and Peter Halley, moderated by Kristen Becker, as they discuss the affinities between their practices, vibrant deployment of colour, and the ways they encode their work with deeper meaning at Pozanti’s current exhibition in New York, The World for a Mirror.

Hayal Pozanti (b. 1983, Istanbul, Turkey) paints lush, swirling organic forms in rich jewel tones, unfolding in scenes evocative of nature and the rising tide of the subconscious. She lives and works in Manchester, VT. Pozanti has been awarded large-scale public projects and commissions by the New York Public Library, NY; Public Art Fund, New York, NY and Cleveland Clinic and Case Western, Cleveland. Her work has been presented in institutional solo shows at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. Her work is in the permanent collections of Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); San Jose Museum of Art, CA; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

Peter Halley (b. 1953, New York) has held major exhibitions at the Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg (2023); Dallas Contemporary (2021); Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2016); Musée d’Art Moderne Saint-Etienne Métropole (2014); Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Japan and Museum Folkwang, Essen (1998); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997); Dallas Museum of Art (1995); Des Moines Art Center(1992); CAPC – Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Museo Nacional Centro de ArteReina Sofía, Madrid, and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1991); Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, and Institute of Contemporary Art, London (1989). His work is held in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate, London and Centre Pompidou, Paris. He lives and works in New York.

Kristen Becker is the Founder of KB Art Strategies, a consultancy providing concrete support to a global network of artists, galleries, non-profits, and arts organizations looking to expand the visibility of their projects and connect with their community. She has over two decades of experience forging dialogue between disparate sectors of the art world and amplifying the work of contemporary artists. Kristen partners with individual artists and galleries, and has developed programming with nonprofits such as Mass MoCA’s Assets for Artists, the Association of Art Museum Curators, Artadia, NYFA, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Prior to KB Art Strategies, Kristen held directorship positions at Marianne Boesky Gallery and Luhring Augustine and worked with artists including Glenn Ligon, Frank Stella, Sanford Biggers, and Jessica Jackson Hutchins.