The Forum is at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and in their newest location, The Met Breuer, where the exhibition Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible now on view is a springboard to explore the notion of things unfinished or incomplete.
The concept of a work of art that is unfinished, the so called 'non finito' style, has been with us since the Renaissance. But it’s taken on new meaning in modern art of the 20th and 21st century. So how should we respond to a work which is unfinished whether it’s a painting, a book, a piece of music, a film or a building? And how does the idea of ‘unfinished’ translate into an ever-changing historical and political context?
To discuss these questions Bridget Kendall is joined by:
Andrea Bayer, Jayne Wrightsman Curator in The Met’s Department of European Paintings and co-curator of Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible at The Met Breuer.
Negin Farsad, a celebrated stand-up comedian, actor and film maker of Iranian heritage.
Kerry James Marshall, the internationally renowned American artist whose work will be the subject of a major exhibition at The Met Breuer this October 2016.
Andrew Solomon, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University in New York, and an award-winning writer who is also President of PEN American Center.
Main image: The Met Breuer in New York. (Credit: Ed Lederman)