In short, The Present Perfect with Art21 is an experiment…
On the surface, it is an interactive event moderated by Robert MacNeil featuring artists Oliver Herring and Laurie Simmons, exploring the role of collaboration and performance in contemporary art and everyday life. Digging a bit deeper, “interactive” is really the key here, as the audience plays such an important role in shaping the events of the evening.
This event picks up where the traditional artist talk ends, providing a platform to connect with our audience in more creative and playful ways. We invite you, the audience, to participate in the event beyond the typical “question-and-answer” format. Contribute videos to an interactive project or respond to work using more than just words—there are plenty of ways for you to get involved in advance of the event.
Then, on the night of the event, join the online audience for a live viewing of the event. We’ll have a chat box set up right next to the video, where the online audience can not only have discussions as the event plays out, but also contribute questions and comments to be woven into the live conversation, generating unique opportunities for dialogue.