Michael Stipe with Douglas Coupland and Jonathan Berger: A Visual Record

Fri. Nov 1, 2019 at 7:00pm EDT
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Multifaceted artist Michael Stipe investigates the intersection of analog imagery in a digital world.

Before he left school to become the frontman for R.E.M., Michael Stipe was a studio art major at the University of Georgia. It was there that he developed a creative sensibility that would inform all graphic, video, and stage design for the band, as well his approach to writing, composing, and performing. In a new book of photography that draws on his vast personal archive, Stipe explores visual representations of the current moment, mining the space where halftone meets pixels. Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland, who collaborated with Stipe on Our Interference Times, will join him and cross-disciplinary artist Jonathan Berger in conversation. 

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Michael Stipe: A Visual Record is presented as the annual conversation on photography generously underwritten by Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of The New York Public Library.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

Michael Stipe photo © David Belisle

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Celeste Bartos Forum The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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