Standard Talks: Art Between Freedom + Play

Standard Talks: Art Between Freedom + Play

Wed. May 17, 3 - 5 p.m.

Sex. Betweenness. Freedom. Play. The Standard invites you to a panel discussion exploring these artistic ideas and more. Join us at The Standard, East Village for an evening of conversation to celebrate Frieze New York 2023.

Moderator: Eric Shiner

Eric Shiner is the President of Powerhouse Arts, a Brooklyn not-for-profit committed to creative expression that hosts a network of art and fabrication professionals and educators who work together to co-create and share artistic practices. Shiner has served as the executive director of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, artistic director of White Cube New York, and Senior Vice President of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s. Shiner was also the director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh (2010-2016) and the Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Warhol (2008-2010). 

A leading scholar on Andy Warhol and Asian contemporary art, he lived and worked in Japan for six years and was assistant curator for the inaugural Yokohama Triennale (2001). He has curated notable exhibitions internationally, including The Warhol Museum’s Andy Warhol retrospective that traveled to Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo (2012-2014). Shiner is the immediate past President of the board of Visual AIDS, a NYC-based nonprofit promoting the artistic legacy of those artists lost to and living with AIDS, and a board member of The Romare Bearden Foundation and Art at a Time Like This. He lives in New York with his partner, Dr. Ishaan Kumar, and their long-haired dachshund, Juno.


  • Cajsa Von Zeipel, sculptor
  • Caleb Yono, visual artist
Caleb Yono (b. 1981) lives and works in Chicago, where they received an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Yono’s work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions including Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, Andrew Rafacz in Chicago and Monya Rowe in New York. Yono has also worked extensively with s+s project in Mexico City and has performed and exhibited at the Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo. They were the 2016 ACRE Residency performance scholar.

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More on Standard Talks: Let’s talk about it. Standard Talks is our reoccurring cultural forum where we invite the world’s leading thinkers, doers and creators to talk it out at The Standard. They bring their biggest ideas and best takes to intimate panel discussions. Talks cover topics ranging from art and fashion to science, politics, and entrepreneurship. Over cocktails (or coffee), guests sit back and absorb, ask questions, and make new connections. The Standard Talks program launched in 2012 and has featured the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Lady Fag, Abi Morgan, Keira Knightley, and more. 

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