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CUNY TV Digital Series Presents Second Series of TWILIGHT TALKS

Beginning Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Beginning Tuesday, March 6, 2018, CUNY TV DIGITAL SERIES will present the second season of “Twilight Talks,” a four-part series of conversations held at twilight overlooking New York City's Hudson Yards. Born out of a new political reality — post-election 2016 — Kevin Moore talks with arts and culture professionals about their work and their unique perspectives on contemporary life. Twilight Talks was created by CUNY TV and Emmy Award-winning producer Wilson Reyes.

The following are episode descriptions, links to episodes, and dates of availability:

Episode 1: (March 6)
André Aciman is a writer and Distinguished Professor at CUNY’s Graduate Center. Aciman's books, from Out of Egypt to Enigma Variations, explore subjects ranging from sexuality to exile. Call Me By Your Name has reached wider popularity through a successful film adaptation that has garnered four Oscar nominations.

Episode 2: March 13
Robert Buck is an artist who lives in New York City and West Texas. In 2007, he changed his last name from Beck to Buck, expressing a departure in his artistic practice. His work is poetic, engaging, visceral, and sometimes violent. Buck's works are included in prominent collections, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the J. Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Episode 3: (March  20)
Constance DeJong is an American artist, writer, and playwright. She is best known for her experimental novel Modern Love and as librettist for Philip Glass's opera Satyagraha. She is also well known for her numerous collaborations with Tony Oursler, including Fantastic Prayers. DeJong has exhibited internationally at organizations such as the Dia Foundation and The Kitchen, New York, and the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco. She is a professor of art and time-based media at Hunter College.

Episode 4: (March 27)
Laurie Simmons is an American artist, photographer, and filmmaker. Since the 1970s, Simmons has staged scenes with dolls, ventriloquist dummies, “walking objects,” and live models, creating photographs that resemble enigmatic domestic scenes. She is part of The Pictures Generation, a name given to a group of artists from a 2009 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art that also featured Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, and Louise Lawler. Her feature film My Art, which she wrote and starred in, was released in 2016.

Host Kevin Moore is a curator and writer based in New York. He earned a Ph.D. in art history in 2002 from Princeton University and has worked in curatorial departments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. He is the Curator of the McEvoy Collection in San Francisco and the Artistic Director and Curator of FotoFocus in Cincinnati.

Producer Wilson Reyes is an Emmy Award-winning producer and editor based in New York. He has produced and directed films and documentaries in the U.S. and overseas, and also has several years of experience in commercial and not-for-profit television. His most recent credits include producing for Nueva York, CUNY TV's Spanish-language television show that celebrates the diversity and richness of Latino cultures in New York City.

CUNY TV DIGITAL SERIES is developed and coordinated by Emmy Award-winning producer Jose Luis Orbegozo under the supervision of Susan Iger, CUNY TV's Director of Programming, and CUNY TV’s Interim Executive Director, Gail R. Yancosek.