Sperber Jewish Community Library
15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, 90077
Soraya Sarah Nazarian Program in Fine Arts presents Discussions in Contemporary Art
Jori Finkel’s new book It Speaks to Me features 50 artists from New York to New Delhi on artworks that inspire them. But it all started in L.A.—with a series of interviews she did with artists here on artworks of their choice from local museums. Here she joins us to talk about the making of the book, the surprising picks by L.A.-based artists such as Mark Bradford, Suzanne Lacy and David Hockney, and the power of local art histories in a globally networked age.
Jori Finkel is a journalist who covers art for The New York Times and The Art Newspaper from Los Angeles. She has in the past written for ARTnews, Art in America, W, and Art+Auction magazine, where she was formerly senior editor. She lectures
widely on topics within contemporary art at art fairs and museums and has contributed to CNN, PBS and NPR broadcasts as part of her project of making contemporary art more accessible.
Presented with University Women.