Galerie Lelong & Co., New York is pleased to present “Let my hair down,” the fifth conversation in our series “Galerie Lelong: Dialogues” held on occasion of Tariku Shiferaw’s solo exhibition It’s a love thang, it’s a joy thang (April 1 – May 15, 2021). Shiferaw will be in discussion with author, art historian, and collector Charles Moore about the use of mark-making in the artist’s personal practice and in contemporary art. Looking at the painterly style of abstraction, the conversation will also ruminate on its role within culture and society.
Charles Moore is an art historian, art collector, author, and doctoral student at Columbia University’s Teachers College. He writes on the economics of art and contemporary artists for publications as diverse as Artnet, Artsy, Cultured Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Titus & Venus Legacy award from Harvard University’s Black Grad Association, and the Artis curatorial fellowship, in collaboration with the International Studio & Curatorial program, to research contemporary artists in Israel. His first book, The Black Market, explores ideas around how to start collecting art.