Virtual | Curatorial Perspective: ‘Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And’ at the Brooklyn Museum

6pm ET | 5pm CT | 3pm PT

ArtTable’s Curatorial Perspective program series invites curators to present and discuss timely exhibitions and initiatives. Please join us for a discussion with Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, and writer and co-curator of the exhibiton, Aruna D’Souza, for a discussion of the Lorraine O’Grady retrospective currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum.

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About the Exhibition

Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And is the first retrospective of one of the most significant contemporary figures working in performance, conceptual, and feminist art. Lorraine O’Grady replaces either/or ways of thinking with the endless loop of “both/and,” challenging the fixed positions of self and other, here and there, now and then, all while reflecting on the poignancy of lives lived within dualistic frameworks. The artist addresses her own experience as a person marked by racial hybridity―her family histories connect the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and the United States―who is nonetheless definitively a Black woman. Through her exploration of legacies of cultural interconnection and reciprocal influences, O’Grady sheds light on the ways Blackness has always existed at the heart of Western modernism.

The exhibition features twelve of the major projects O’Grady has produced over her four-decade career and also debuts a much-anticipated new installation. In addition to works presented in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, five of O’Grady’s projects are installed in collection galleries throughout the Museum, highlighting the artist’s long engagement with art historical omissions and institutional failings related to the creative agency of those excluded from the canon. O’Grady’s radical revisionism of the 1980s and 1990s anticipated themes that have been embraced by a younger generation of artists and thinkers, inspiring them to resist and reshape a world structured by difference and inequity.

About the Speakers

Catherine Morris is the Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Since 2009, Catherine has curated a number of exhibitions for the Sackler Center including the award-winning Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art (co-curated with Vincent Bonin); Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry’s Letters to “The Ladder”; Between the Door and the Street: A performance initiated by Suzanne Lacy; “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts; Kathë Kollwitz: Prints from the “War” and “Death” Portfolios; Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin; Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913–1919; Matthew Buckingham: “The Spirit and the Letter”; Lorna Simpson: Gathered; Sam Taylor-Wood: “Ghosts”; Kiki Smith: Sojourn; and Healing the Wounds of War: The Brooklyn Sanitary Fair of 1864. She was also the in-house curator of Eva Hesse Spectres 1960 and Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968.

Before joining the Brooklyn Museum, Catherine was an independent curator. Among some of the projects she organized are Decoys, Complexes, and Triggers: Women and Land Art in the 1970s at SculptureCenter, Long Island City; 9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre, and Engineering in 1966 for the M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center; and Gloria: Another Look at Feminist Art of the 1970s at White Columns, New York. From 2004 until 2009, she was Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art for the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she curated shows of Josiah McElheny, Lucy Gunning, and Cameron Martin. In 2004, she received a Penny McCall Foundation Award for Independent Curating and Writing.

Aruna D’Souza writes about modern and contemporary art, intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics, and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. Her most recent book, Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts (Badlands Unlimited), was named one of the best art books of 2018 by the New York Times. Aruna’s work appears regularly in 4Columns.org, where she is a member of the editorial advisory board. Her work has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, ArtNews, Garage, Bookforum, Momus, Art in America, and Art Practical, among other places. She is currently editing two forthcoming volumes, Making It Modern: A Linda Nochlin Reader, and Lorraine O’Grady’s Writing in Space 1973-2018, and is co-curator of the upcoming retrospective of O’Grady’s work, Both/And, which will open in March 2021 at the Brooklyn Museum.

 

Thank you to Ingrid Dinter, Principal Dinter Fine Art and Program Committee Member of ArtTable’s NY Chapter for organizing this program.


Images: 

  1. Lorraine O’Grady (American, born 1934). Rivers, First Draft: The Woman in White eats coconut and looks away from the action, 1982/2015. Digital chromogenic print from Kodachrome 35mm slides in 48 parts, 16 × 20 in. (40.64 × 50.8 cm). Edition of 8, plus 2 AP. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York. © Lorraine O’Grady / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  2. Catherine Morris, courtesy of the Brooklyn Musuem
  3. Aruna D’Souza, photo credit Dana Hoey

Virtual | Curatorial Perspective: ‘Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond’

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Curatorial Perspective program series invites curators to present and discuss timely exhibitions and initiatives. Please join us for a discussion with Rachel Seligman, Malloy Curator at the Tang Museum, and Minita Sanghvi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Business at Skidmore College, about the exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.

The exhibition includes artwork a multitude of notable female artists, including Gina Adams, Jordan Casteel, Guerrilla Girls, Martine Gutierrez, Julie Mehretu, Joan Mitchell, Catherine Opie, Howardena Pindell, Wendy Red Star, Faith Ringgold, Deborah Roberts, Tschabalala Self, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Shinique Smith, Mickalene Thomas, Marie Watt, Carrie Mae Weems, among many others!

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About the Speakers

Rachel Seligman is the Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Malloy Curator at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY). Her curatorial practice includes many interdisciplinary collaborative projects on subjects including Solomon Northup, democracy and citizenship, social class, activism and civil rights, pattern in art and science, and sugar, among others. Seligman is the co-author of Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave (Praeger, 2013), as well as numerous exhibition catalogues including Classless Society (Tang, 2014), Machine Project (DelMonico-Prestel, 2016), and Sixfold Symmetry (Tang, 2018). She has a BA from Skidmore College and an MA in Art History from George Washington University. She has chaired the Visual Arts Panel of the New York State Council on the Arts. Seligman has also served on numerous panels and committees for regional and national arts organizations.

Dr. Minita Sanghvi is an assistant professor in the management and business department at Skidmore College where she teaches business, marketing, as well as a first year seminar on gender and politics in the United States. Her research centers around gender and intersectionality in marketing and consumption. Palgrave MacMillan published her book Gender and Political Marketing in the United States and the 2016 Presidential Election: An Analysis of Why She Lost in 2019. In addition, she has published articles in Journal of Marketing Management and Journal of Business Research. Dr. Sanghvi was elected to the Saratoga Springs Public Library Board in 2019 for a 5-year term. She is the co-curator of the exhibition titled Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond along with Rachel Seligman at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College.

 


Images: 

  1. Installation view of Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond
  2. Rachel Seligman, courtesy of the speaker
  3. Minita Sanghvi, courtesy of the speaker

Virtual | Curatorial Perspective: ‘Betye Saar: Call and Response’

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Curatorial Perspective program series invites curators to present and discuss timely exhibitions and initiatives. Please join us for a discussion with Carol S. Eliel, Senior Curator of Modern Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Rachel Federman, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at The Morgan Library & Museum, about the exhibition, Betye Saar: Call and Response, currently on view at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York.

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About the Speakers

Rachel Federman is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at The Morgan Library & Museum. Before joining The Morgan in 2016, she was Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture at SFMOMA, where she helped organize the retrospective Bruce Conner: It’s All True. She also curated the museum’s inaugural galleries of California art. Since arriving at The Morgan, she has curated By Any Means: Contemporary Drawings from The Morgan (2019) and Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet (2019). She has published essays on Bruce Conner, Richard Diebenkorn, Paul McCarthy, Allen Ruppersberg, and Andy Warhol, among others. Rachel holds a PhD in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

As Senior Curator of Modern Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Carol S. Eliel is involved with exhibitions and acquisitions of historical and living artists. Current and upcoming projects include Betye Saar: Call and Response (at LACMA earlier this year, on view now at The Morgan and traveling through 2021), which looks at the arc of Saar’s career through the lens of her sketchbooks; and Light, Space, Surface: Southern California Art from LACMA’s Collection (2021-22, traveling), both with publications. The Saar catalogue received the 2020 Publication Award for Excellence by the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC). She previously co-organized Moholy-Nagy: Future Present (2016-17) with the Guggenheim and the Art Institute of Chicago. Carol has recently spearheaded acquisitions by Betye Saar, Fred Eversley, Maren Hassinger, Mildred Howard, Lari Pittman, Alison Saar, and others. She conceived and produced the core twenty of LACMA’s Artists on Art series of short, web-based videos featuring artists speaking about a specific work in LACMA’s encyclopedic collections. She started at LACMA as a curatorial assistant, having received her BA from Yale and her MA and PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. In 1999 Carol was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government. She served as President of the AAMC from 2011-2013 and was a Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellow in 2015.

Thank you to Annette Blaugrund, ArtTable Board President, for helping to make this program possible.


Image: Installation photograph, Betye Saar: Call and Response, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 22, 2019 – March 14, 2020, © Betye Saar, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Virtual | Curatorial Perspective: ‘Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists’

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Curatorial Perspective program series invites curators to present and discuss timely exhibitions and initiatives. Please join us for a discussion with Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Associate Curator of Native American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Christina Burke, Curator of Native American & Non-Western Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art, and Teri Greeves, artist and independent curator, about the exhibition, Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, currently on view at Philbrook Museum of Art through January 3, 2021.

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About the Speakers

Jill Ahlberg Yohe is the Associate Curator of Native American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). In 2008, Ahlberg Yohe received her PhD from the University of New Mexico; her dissertation was a focus on the social life of weaving in contemporary Navajo life. Along with Teri Greeves, Ahlberg Yohe is the co-curator of Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists. At MIA, Ahlberg Yohe seeks new initiatives to expand understanding and new curatorial practices of historical and contemporary Native art.

 

Christina E. Burke is Curator of Native American Art at Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, OK. Her work focuses on collaborative projects with Native artists, from collections research to exhibition and program development. She is interested in how Indigenous people record and present stories through visual, literary, and performing arts. She’s served on several boards including the Native American Art Studies Association (NAASA) and the Advisory Board for  Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists.

 

Teri Greeves (Kiowa) is a contemporary beadwork artist, recognized for pictorial narrative works. Greeves is currently co-curator, with Jill Ahlberg Yohe, of Hearts of Our People, an exhibition of Native American women’s art.

 


Images:

  • Christi Belcourt (Michif), The Wisdom of the Universe, 2014, acrylic on canvas, Collection Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Purchased with funds donated by Greg Latremoille, 2014, 2014/6. © Christi Belcourt
  • Jill Ahlberg Yohe, courtesy of the speaker
  • Christina Burke, courtesy of the speaker
  • Teri Greeves, courtesy of the speaker

Virtual | SoCal: L.A. Louver 45th Anniversary Exhibition Discussion

4pm ET | 3pm CT | 1pm PT

Join ArtTable’s Southern California Chapter for a virtual discussion about the L.A. Louver’s 45th Anniversary Exhibition, with Chapter Co-Chair and art critic Shana Nys Dambrot, Elizabeth East, Director of the L.A. Louver, and exhibiting artists Rebecca Campbell and Sherin Guirguis.

This program is open to ArtTable Members and guests only. Members are allowed to bring one guest for an additional $5.

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Venerable gallery L.A. Louver is currently showing its 45th anniversary exhibition, featuring 45 artists from their extended gallery stable and family. They are open for free private viewing appointments, and the show is also presented in online form. All who are comfortable are welcome to make an appointment at their convenience at any time, and on November 12, once everyone has had a chance to see the show, either in person or online, we will convene on Zoom for a virtual conversation.

About Shana Nys Dambrot

Shana is an art critic, curator, and author based in Downtown LA. She is Arts Editor for the L.A. Weekly; contributor to Flaunt, Art & Cake, and Artillery; and author of the experimental novella Zen Psychosis (2020, Griffith Moon). She is the co-chair of Programming at ArtTable SoCal.

About Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell received her MFA in painting and drawing in June 2001 from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at L.A. Louver Gallery, Ameringer-McEnery-Yohe, Gagosion Gallery, the Phoenix Art Museum, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, among other galleries and museums. Currently an assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton, she has also taught at Art Center College of Design, Claremont Graduate University, Vermont College of Fine Art, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy. She is represented by L.A. Louver Gallery. More info.

About Sherin Guirguis

Sherin Guirguis was born in 1974 in Luxor, Egypt. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Sculpture from the University of California’s College of Creative Studies in Santa Barbara, CA and her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2001. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. More info.

 

Thank you to Shana Nys Dambrot, SoCal Programs Co-Chair for organizing this program.

 


Image Credits:

  1. L.A. Louver, 45 at 45, installation views
  2. Rebecca Campbell, Which Side Are You On
  3. Sherin Guirguis, Untitled (el sokareya), 2013, plywood, 84 x 84 x 88 in. (213.4 x 213.4 x 223.5 cm) / Edition A.P. of 3

Virtual | Curatorial Perspective: House to House: Women, Politics, & Place

Image: “House to House: Women, Politics, and Place”; Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum at FIU, Miami, FL

2pm EST | 1pm CST | 11am PST

ArtTable’s Curatorial Perspective program series invites curators to present and discuss timely exhibitions and initiatives.

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Please join ArtTable’s Florida chapter for a Virtual tour of the exhibition “House to House: Women, Politics, and Place” with Amy Galpin, PhD, Chief Curator at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum at FIU in Miami, FL. The tour is free for members and $10 for guests.

This fall, U.S. citizens will go to the polls to cast their vote in the 2020 presidential election. Campaign advertisements saturate TV and radio while social media feeds explode with political declarations. As local and national elections are decided in November, the U.S. also marks the 100-year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. As these two events coalesce, the Frost Art Museum presents House to House: Women, Politics, and Place. The multimedia works in this exhibition explore the changing roles of women, metaphorically represented by the house as domestic space and the most public of houses, the U.S House of Representatives, where there are 100 women serving as Representatives. In the 20th century, women became visible outside the home, becoming active participants in society and demanding overdue equal representation, social justice, as well as empowerment.

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Thank you to Amy Galpin and Rustin Levenson, ArtTable Board Member.

VIRTUAL | Curatorial Perspective: Angela Davis: Seize the Time

5 PM EDT/ 4 PM CDT/ 2 PM PDT

In response to our current state of distance, ArtTable is shifting programming online where we can. This event will take place as a live conversation! Registration is open to members and guests. We hope to see you there!

Members | $5.00

Guests | $10.00

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Join ArtTable for a presentation of Angela Davis: Seize the Time, which will open at the Zimmerli Art Museum on September 1, 2021, with Donna Gustafson, Interim Director, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Mellon Director for Academic Programs, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers.

Focusing on Davis and her image, the exhibition provides a compelling and layered narrative of Davis’s journey through the junctures of race, gender, and economic and political policy from 1969 to the present. The project is inspired by, and draws heavily on, a private archive in Oakland, California, that includes materials produced by an international community that assembled to protect Davis in a campaign to “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,” press photography, court sketches, videos, music, and Davis’s own writings making it possible to document Davis’s work on issues related to freedom, oppression, feminisms, and prison abolition.

Beyond the archive, the exhibition positions Angela Davis as a continuing touchstone for contemporary artists who reference her history as a political icon and her texts on revolution, feminisms, and incarceration. It includes work by contemporary artists Sadie Barnette, Bethany Collins, Yevgeniy Fiks, Coco Fusco, Renée Green, Steffani Jemison and Justin Hicks, Roberto Lugo, Juan Sanchez, and Carrie Schneider, among others, who assert Davis’s significance as a black feminism intellectual and engage with her as a historical participant, contemporary thinker, and activist in a larger narrative that extends into the present. The book, published by Hirmer Press and available for purchase, includes contributions by the co-curators, Donna Gustafson and Gerry Beegan, the archivist Lisbet Tellefsen, scholar and curator, Nicole Fleetwood, scholar and curator and interviews with Angela Davis by René de Guzman and Tellefsen by Gustafson.

Donna Gustafson is the Interim Director and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Her publications and exhibition projects at the Zimmerli include Tiananmen Square, 1989: Photographs by Khiang H. Hei (2019); Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography (2017); Jessie Krimes: Apokaluptein: 16389067 (2014); Rachel Perry Welty 24/7 (2012); at/around/beyond: Fluxus at Rutgers (2011); Water (2010) and Lalla Essaydi: Les femmes du Maroc (2010). She is coauthor with Andrés 

Mario Zervigón of Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography (Hirmer, 2017), and the author of George Segal in Black and White: Photographs by Donald Lokuta (Zimmerli, 2015), Amelia and the Animals: The Photographs of Robin Schwartz (Aperture, 2014), Almost Human: Dolls and Robots in Contemporary Art (Hunterdon Art Museum, 2005), and Images from the World Between: The Circus in Twentieth-Century American Art (MIT Press, 2001). She has published reviews and articles, presented papers, and participated in symposia and panels on a variety of topics in photography, American, and contemporary art. Her current project is an exhibition on the image and texts of the American activist and scholar Angela Davis to open at the Zimmerli Art Museum in 2021.

Thank you to Elisabeth Rouchau- Shalem, NY Programs Committee. 

VIRTUAL | Curatorial Perspective: For a Dreamer of Houses

Image: Misty Keasler, Green Room (Quarenteen) Leagnul di Copii, Tigru Mures, Romania, 2004. Courtesy Misty Keasler and The Public Trust Gallery.

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Join ArtTable for a presentation and virtual walk through of For a Dreamer of Houses, an imaginative and immersive exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art, with Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck, the Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, as part of ArtTable’s virtual curatorial perspective series. For a Dreamer of Houses explores the significance of the spaces we inhabit and how they represent ourselves, our values, and our desires- a curatorial theme that feels all too relevant as so many of us remain at home. 

About Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck

Anna Katherine Brodbeck.

Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck is the Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. She joined the DMA in January 2017 as the Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, as was promoted to Associate Curator in May 2018. Brodbeck has extensive knowledge of modern and contemporary art, with a focus on Latin American art, as well as a background in Islamic art. As the Hoffman Family Senior Curator, Brodbeck oversees exhibitions, programming, publications, and acquisitions related to the Museum’s leading collection of contemporary art. In collaboration with Dr. Agustín Arteaga, The Eugene McDermott Director, and other colleagues throughout the Museum, Brodbeck works to expand the scope of the department to reflect the DMA’s commitment to presenting an inclusive, globally-minded vision of the art historical canon.

Since joining the DMA in 2017, Brodbeck has curated several exhibitions across the breadth of contemporary art, including Jonas Wood (2019), the first major museum survey of works by the beloved Los Angeles-based painter. She also curated America Will Be!: Surveying the Contemporary Landscape (2019), a focused exhibition of works primarily from the DMA’s collection of contemporary art—including 15 new acquisitions she oversaw for the DMA—that take the American landscape as a point of departure.

Brodbeck also served as installation curator for the Dallas presentations of Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty (2018), the most comprehensive survey of Förg’s work to date, and Laura Owens (2018), the critically acclaimed mid-career survey of the American artist. She also curated the immensely popular presentation of Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2017) and co-curated Truth: 24 frames per second, the DMA’s first exhibition dedicated to time-based media. Additionally, she has organized the DMA’s exhibition series Concentrations, which spotlights emerging international artists. 

Prior to arriving at the DMA, Brodbeck worked in curatorial departments at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She co-curated the first comprehensive US retrospective of the influential Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica in Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium (2016), co-organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She also delivered extensive exhibition research for Picasso’s Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition (The Frick Collection, 2011) and Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years (The Museum of Modern Art, 2007).  

Brodbeck has been supported by a number of fellowships, and she has delivered scholarly papers and contributed to numerous publications in her field. She has also served as an adjunct instructor of art history at New York University and Hunter College, and is a member of the College Art Association and Latin American Studies Association.  

Dr. Brodbeck earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is a magna cum laude graduate of New York University and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Thank you to Sarah McNaughton, NY Programs Committee, for organizing this event.

NY | Curatorial Perspective: Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

Image: Zilia Sánchez, Topología erotica [Erotic Topology], 1960–71. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 41 × 56 × 13 in. Collection [Colección] Jose R. Landron, San Juan

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Join ArtTable NY for a curatorial walkthrough of Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island) with Susanna Temkin,  Curator at El Museo del Barrio.

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)is the first museum retrospective of the prolific, innovative, and yet largely unknown artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana – lives and works in San Juan). The exhibition features over 40 works from the early 1950s to the present, including paintings, works on paper, shaped canvases, sculptural pieces, graphic illustrations, and ephemera. The retrospective traces Sánchez’s artistic journey from her early days in Cuba to her extended travels in Europe in the 1950s and residence in New York in the 1960s, and finally her move to Puerto Rico, where she has lived and worked since the early 1970s. For more information, see here.

Susanna Temkin is a Curator at El Museo del Barrio since 2018, and recently organized the museum’s fiftieth-anniversary exhibition, Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019. Prior to El Museo, she served as Assistant Curator at Americas Society in New York. From 2011-2016 she was the Research and Archive Specialist at the Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., where she assisted in co-authoring the digital catalogue raisonné of artist Joaquín Torres-García. Temkin has published essays and reviews in the Rutgers Art Review, Burlington Magazine, and Hemispheres, and authored the chronology of Concrete Cuba: Cuba Geometric Abstraction from the 1950s, produced by David Zwirner Books.  She earned her master’s and PhD degrees from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where her research concentrated on modern art in the Americas, with a focus on Cuba.

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Thank you to Ingrid Dinter, Julia Herzberg and Susanna Temkin. 

NY | Curatorial Perspective: Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 with Jennie Goldstein

Image: Liza Lou, Kitchen, 1991-96. Beads, plaster, wood and found objects, 96 × 132 × 168 in. (243.8 × 335.3 × 426.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Peter Norton 2008.339a-x. © Liza Lou. Photograph by Tom Powel, courtesy the artist

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Join ArtTable NY for an early morning curatorial walkthrough of Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 with Jennie Goldstein, assistant curator, Whitney Museum, and co-curator of this exhibition.

Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 foregrounds how visual artists have explored the materials, methods, and strategies of craft over the past seven decades. Some expand techniques with long histories, such as weaving, sewing, or pottery, while others experiment with textiles, thread, clay, beads, and glass, among other mediums. The traces of the artists’ hands-on engagement with their materials invite viewers to imagine how it might feel to make each work. For more information see here.

Jennie Goldstein is an Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Most recently she co-curated Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019, which is on view until early 2021. Other exhibitions include Christine Sun Kim: Too Much Future (2018) and An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney Museum, 1940 – 2017 (2017-2018).

Please meet in the Whitney’s Lobby at 8:50 AM.

Thank you to ArtTable member, Jennie Goldstein.

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