Tal Beery & Maxwell Paparella in Conversation

Join us on the @artpapers Instagram for a live conversation between Summer 2020 // Living & Working contributors Tal Beery and Maxwell Paparella.

They will be considering questions such as: How can we rebuild the arts world and its institutions/ways of operating? How can we find or create solidarity within the arts via organizing and community building? Their discussion will proposes answers to these questions—via the paths already laid out in their texts—as part of a new series of virtual talks with ART PAPERS contributors to expand the discourse around our themes and promote dialogue between writers with overlapping interests/knowledge.

For those who cannot join us live, this conversation will be available to view afterwards on Instagram TV.



Tal Beery is an artist, educator, and Chief Development Officer at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre in the Sullivan Catskills of New York State. His work considers the links between aesthetics, institutional design, and political imaginations. A serial institution-maker, Beery is co-founder of Eco Practicum, an artist-run school for ecological justice; founding faculty at School of Apocalypse, examining the connections between creative practice and notions of survival; and founding member of Educational Ecologies Collective, a consulting firm generating resources for institutions of higher education to promote climate justice. His written work and interviews have appeared in numerous publications and his personal and collaborative works—especially with the collective Occupy Museums—have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and Europe, including the 2012 Berlin Biennale, Brooklyn Museum, and the 2017 Whitney Biennial. His current curatorial project, Owning Earth, considers the relationship between art and epochal change.

Maxwell Paparella lives in New York City. His fiction and criticism have appeared in BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, Screen Slate, and elsewhere.