Art Talk

Artist Teresita Fernández opens up about mirages, MacArthur genius grants and Cuban-American artists for W’s Conversations on Culture series.

Lucy Kriz, Diane Solway, Teresita Fernandez, Stefano Tonchi, and Holly Baxter

What: A conversation between W’s Arts and Culture Director Diane Solway and artist Teresita Fernández.

Where: RH Contemporary Art in New York.

When: Wednesday, June 24th

Who: Solway and Fernández mingled with guests such as Maria Brito, Holly Baxter, and W’s Editor in Chief Stefano Tonchi, who came out to listen to the intimate exchange of ideas on stage (and ask their own questions afterwards).

Why: Because Fernández had gems to share about Instagram, “Fata Morgana,” her shimmering 500-foot installation now up in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park, and the perception of women artists. Among them: “Men artists never get asked those questions, and they’ll have like 5 kids. No one asks, ‘How did you make this, as a man?’”

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