Yasi Alipour & Meg Turner – A conversation about photography, queer collaborations, and Meg’s first photo book WET.
Editor, writer and artist Yasi Alipour and long time friend and queer photographer Meg Turner talk about the creation of WET, published in March 2023 by Burn Barrel Press. Intimately involved in the creation of WET, Yasi and Meg discuss collaboration, publishing, and photographic practices.
Copies of Meg Turner’s photo book WET will be available for purchase at the event. Meg is one part of the duo PATRICIDE with Courtney Webster currently featured in The Romance Of Entanglement, on view at the Bureau and closing Sept 10th.
Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served. Suggested donation to benefit the Bureau: $10. All are welcome to attend, with or without a donation. Also live-streaming on the Bureau’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/@bgsqd
Meg Turner (b.1985) is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in New Orleans Louisiana. Her work employs printmaking, photography, sign making, and installation in a style she refers to as Queer Maximalism. Combining intimate portraiture, analog printing and a study of economic systems and propaganda, Meg is focused on confronting/celebrating our expectations of utopia. Meg’s first solo museum show Here & Now opened in New Orleans at The Contemporary Art Center in 2019. Her work has also been exhibited at Arthur Rogers Gallery in New Orleans, HERE arts center (NYC) the Orkiestra Sinfonia Varsovia in Poland, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk Ct, The Museum of The Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI), and The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and other venues. Meg’s collaborative photographic project with Courtney Webster PATRICIDE received the Robert Giard grant in 2021 and has been shown in New York at The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, BRIC, and WildProject. Meg received her MFA from Columbia University and her BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design. She has been faculty at Parsons School of Design, Columbia University in New York City, and Tulane University in New Orleans.
Yasi Alipour is an Iranian artist/writer based in Brooklyn. Her tactile works on paper uses folding to explore mathematics as a language, with all the historical, social, political, mortal, and embodied ramifications any language holds. In her writing, research, and pedagogical approach, Alipour focuses on intergenerational conversations that happen through and within histories of erasure. Alipour currently lives in Brooklyn and wonders about paper, counting, and silence. She is a recipient of the Luis Comfort Tiffany Grant (2022), Sharpe Walentas Studio Program Award (2019/2021), Rema Hort Foundation Emerging Artist Nominee (2018/2019), and the Triple Canopy Publication Intensive (2018). Her work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally, spaces including solo exhibitions at Schlomer Haus (2023/SF), Bavan Gallery (2022, Iran), 12 Gates Gallery (2022, PHL) the Geary Contemporary (2021), Secca (2020), Venice Biennale (2019, IT), Hercules Program (2019, NY), 17 Essex (2019, NY), Limiditi-Temporary Art Project (2018, MR), Practice (2018, NY), Museum of Contemporary Art Vijdovina (2018, SR), Art in Odd Places (2017, NY), and PPOW (2017, NY). Her writing has appeared at the Brooklyn Rail, Spot Magazine, Asia Contemporary Art Week, Photograph Magazine, Volume One/Triple Canopy, and the Dear Dave. She has been the recipient of MHZ Foundation’s Critics of Color (Curationist) and awarded the Guest Editor of the Brooklyn Rail’s Critic’s Page (November 2021). Her recent featured interviews include Julie Mehretu, Dorothea Rockburne, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Okwui Okpokwasili, Sanford Biggers, Yto Barrada, Hans Haacke, Mark Dion, Aliza Nisenbaum, Jane Benson, and Kevin Beasley. Alipour holds an MFA from Columbia University and has been a Faculty at Parsons, New School, RISD, and SVA.