Belkin, a scholar with more than a decade of hands-on experience in the repeal campaign, shares an insider’s perspective on the strategies that he and others used to foster the changes of mind — and heart – that led to Congressional repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The implications of Belkin’s tactics extend far beyond […]
On October 25 in Boston, a discussion titled “What Does Intelligence Do For Us?” with Arani Bose, MD, Chris Bratton, Joan Jonas, and Valentine Talland, at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Part of the Raqs Media Collective’s residency and The Great Bare Mat Exchange: A Carpet for Conversations. Tickets $5-$15.
On Wednesday, October 24, at 5:30pm Mignon Nixon (Courtauld) presents “Sperm Bomb: Art, Feminism, and the American War in Vietnam” at Harvard’s Mahindra Humanities Institute. Free, info here.
On Thursday, October 18, at 6pm James Casebere talks about his work at the Carpenter Center at Harvard. Free and info here.
On Wednesday, October 24 at 6pm, artist Kerry James Marshall in conversation with curator Susan Dackerman at Arthur Sackler Museum, Cambridge, MA. Free, info here.
On October 16, in NYC, a conversation between Joshua Simon and economist Noam Yuran on the Subjectivity and Vitality of Things.
On October 17 in NYC, a Curator’s Perspective talk with Chus Martinez, dOCUMENTA (13) Head of Department, member of Core Agent Group, and associate curator at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. Co-sponsored by Independent Curators International, at CUNY Humanities Center.
On October 11 in NYC, Wayne Koestenbaum, John Yau, and Megan Volpert reflect on the Metropolitan Museum exhibition “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years,” and Andy Warhol’s influence on the literary arts, at the CUNY Center for the Humanities.
On Saturday, October 6, 4pm, at The Cooper Union, an event of speeches and performances by Krzysztof Wodiczko, A.K. Burns, Doug Ashford, Gregory Sholette, Mary Walling Blackburn + Che Chen, Thom Donovan, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Naeem Mohaiemen, Marina Sitrin, and David Levi Strauss. Free with RSVP.
On October 11 in Boston, Katy Siegel will deliver a lecture on the question of “The Contemporary Masterpiece?” at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Tickets $5-15.
On October 10 in NYC, Hito Steyerl and Nora Alter discuss “The Essay Film” at CUNY Center for the Humanities.
On October 4 in NYC, Donald Kuspit, Lowery Stokes Sims, Robert Cozzolino, and Sharon Tanenbaum discuss the impact of the work of Viola Frey on ceramic sculpture and figuration today, at the CUNY Center for the Humanities.
Boston University’s Institute for Philosophy & Religion 2012-2013 Lecture Series, “Beyond Aesthetics: Philosophical and Theological Construals of Art,” presents “Rethinking Religion and Art” Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University Wednesday, October 3, 5:00 p.m. Boston University School of Law, Barristers Hall 765 Commonwealth Avenue, First Floor Campus map: http://www.bu.edu/maps/?id=1091
On October 6 in Philadelphia, Walead Beshty discusses his new work on counterfeiting.
On Thursday, October 18 at 6pm, Irving Sandler will present “From the Avant-Garde to the Post Avant-Garde” at Tyler School of Art.
On Wednesday, October 3, Tyler School of Art will host a lecture by Anthony Huberman, a distinguished curator based in New York.
On October 3 in Boston, a gallery talk by Nuit Banai. on “Ori Gersht: History Repeating” at MFA Boston.
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On September 21-22, 2012, in Philadelphia, a two-day conference organized by the University of Pennsylvania and hosted at the Institute of Contemporary Art on “Animation Across the Disciplines” with presentations by Vivian Sobchack, Oliver Gaycken, Alexander Galloway, and many others. Free.
On September 20 in Boston, a discussion titled “Where Does Nostalgia Take Us?” with Svetlana Boym, Anne Hawley, Jorge Otero-Pailos, and David Wilson, at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Part of the Raqs Media Collective’s residency and The Great Bare Mat Exchange: A Carpet for Conversations. Tickets $5-$15.
On September 28–29, in NYC, the Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference, with addresses by Lucy Lippard (Sept 28) and Paul Chan (Sept 29).
On Monday, September 24, Jacques Ranciere will speak at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard. The event will take place in the Thompson Room at 6 pm.
The SCAH Graduate Advocacy Committee has released a Position Statement addressing what they take to be the key issues going forward for (con)temporary art workers and scholars are, and how they hope to proceed. Read it on our website here, or download the PDF here.
On Saturday, September 22, Material and Immaterial Aspects of Color: A Dialogue among Artists, Conservators, Curators, and Scientists will take place at the Sackler Museum in Cambridge, MA. Organized by the Harvard Art Museums, this event includes an afternoon focus on modern and contemporary topics, with speakers Francesca Esmay and Harry Cooper.
Terry Smith releases a new book, Thinking Contemporary Curating, with a series of readings and conversations to follow in NYC, California, and Chicago.
On September 13, in Cambridge, MA, an opening reception for the exhibition “circa 1963,” (Aug 30-October 7), an exploration of ‘contemporaneity’ in the years of the Carpenter Center’s beginnings.
Starting September 6 in Portland, Oregon, the TBA:12 Time-Based Art Festival at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.
From July 27 in NYC, Alison Klayman’s documentary “Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry” at the IFC Center. Director Alison Klayman in person on Fri-Sat, July 27-28 at 7:20 & 9:20, Sun July 29 at 3:15 & 5:15.
On July 28 in Ridgefield, CT, a “fair for knowledge” on “American Fauna” presented by Cabinet Magazine.
On July 26 & July 27 in Boston, a performance of Merce Cunningham’s How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run, with artist Q&A to follow.
On April 24, in Cambridge, MA, “Drawing Lesson Six: ANTI-ENTROPY,” by William Kentridge.
On April 16, in Cambridge, MA, “Drawing Lesson Five: IN PRAISE OF MISTRANSLATION,” by William Kentridge.
On April 10, in Cambridge, MA, “Drawing Lesson Four: PRACTICAL EPISTEMOLOGY: LIFE IN THE STUDIO,” by William Kentridge.
On April 3, in Cambridge, MA, “Drawing Lesson Three: VERTICAL THINKING: A JOHANNESBURG BIOGRAPHY,” by William Kentridge.
On March 27, in Cambridge, MA, “Drawing Lesson Two: A BRIEF HISTORY OF COLONIAL REVOLTS,” by William Kentridge.
On March 20, in Cambridge, MA, “Drawing Lesson One: IN PRAISE OF SHADOWS,” by William Kentridge.
On March 20 & 27, April 3, 10, 16, & 24 in Cambridge, MA, a series of “Drawing Lessons” (2012 Norton Lectures) by artist William Kentridge.
On March 6th in Eugene, Oregon, a lecture by Helen Molesworth.
In Houston on January 19th and 20th, Mining the Archive: New Paths for Latin American/Latino Art Research, a symposium with Alejandro Anreus, Roldán Esteva-Grillet, Ivonne Pini, Edward J. Sullivan and others.
On January 12th in Berlin, a lecture by Okwui Enwezor: “Civitas, Citizenship, Civility: Art and the Civic Imagination” (moderator Horst Bredekamp).
On December 21st in Cologne, a lecture by Ursula Frohne: “Das Ende der Evidenz? Zeitgenössische Fotografie und Bildgeschichte.”
On December 6th at SVA, The Talkers: A Panel Moderated by Rochelle Feinstein.
On December 6th at Cranbrook, a lecture by Sue Taylor, “Eva Hesse against the Grain.”
On December 6th in Boston, a lecture by Robin Kelsey.
On December 1st and 2nd in Brussels, POP? International Symposium on the Reception of Pop Art in Belgium (1960 – 1970), with keynotes by Allen Jones, Marco Livingstone, Rogier Schumacher, Hans de Wolf, and Alexander Streitberg.
On November 30th in San Francisco, Miranda July in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson.
On November 30th at USC, a talk by Jack Bankowsky.
On November 21st at the INHA in Paris, a lecture by Alexander Nemerov: “Diane Arbus and Howard Nemerov: A Resemblance.”
On November 18th to 20th in Vancouver, Intangible Economies, with Monika Szewczyk, Olaf Nicolai, Jan Verwoert and others.
On November 17th in San Francisco, a lecture by Martin Berger.
On November 17th at the New School, the AICA-USA Distinguished Critic lecture by Peter Schjeldahl: “The Critic as Artist, in 2011. Is updating Oscar Wilde possible? It seems worth a try.”
On November 17th at Harvard, a Laurel Nakadate lecture and panel with Deborah Bright, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, and David Rodowick.
On November 17th in Venice, a lecture by T. J. Clark: “The Experience of Defeat.”
On November 15th in Chapel Hill, a lecture by James Elkins: “Farewell to Visual Studies.”
On November 14th at SVA, Peter Eleey: “A Picture Held Us Captive.”
On November 12th in Stockholm, Molly Nesbit and Sarat Maharaj: Global perspecives on the legacy of Marcel Duchamp.
On November 11th and 12th in Graz, “Is There (Anti)Neoliberal Architecture?”
On November 10th in Brussels, a lecture by Marie Muracciole: “Des histoires qui manquent.”
On November 9th to 12th in San Francisco, Trading Ideas: Emerging Discourses on Asian Contemporary Art and Making India Visible: Visual Culture and Modern Art in Contemporary India.
On November 9th at the National Gallery, Mel Bochner and James Meyer in conversation.
On November 8th at Art in General, Pascal Gielen: “Community Art and Pastoral Power.”
On November 8th in Cambridge: “Artist-Endowed Foundations: An Emerging Force in Cultural Philanthropy.”
On November 8th in Zurich, a lecture by Michael Lüthy, “Lichtensteins Picassos: Kunstparaphrase und Bildreflexion.”
On November 6th and 9th in Washington, a lecture and conversation with James Meyer and Mel Bochner.
On November 6th in New York, a book launch for See It Again, Say It Again (cf. here).
On November 5th in Chicago, Iain Baxter& with Hannah Feldman: “Art by Telephone and Other Adventures in Conceptualism.”
On November 5th in Oslo, Le Futur du Passé: Asger Jorn Revisited.
On November 5th in La Jolla, a symposium on Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface with Michael Auping, Robin Clark, Stephanie Hanor, Adrian Kohn, Dawna Schuld, Tom Learner, and Andrew Perchuk.
On November 4th in Oslo, Hal Foster on the post-critical (Kunstkritikk).
On November 4th and 5th in Williamstown, In the Wake of the “Global Turn”: Propositions for an “Exploded” Art History without Borders [program].
On November 4th at Harvard, a Gutai workshop.
On November 4th at the Guggenheim, The Critical Edge of Curating, with Ute Meta Bauer, Tom Eccles, Tom Finkelpearl, Eungie Joo, Chus Martinez, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Ralph Rugoff, Anton Vidokle and others.
On November 4th in Helsinki, a book launch for Henk Slager, The Pleasure of Research.
On November 4th at Berkeley, “Photographing the Future: Utopian Vision and Ansel Adams’s Fiat Lux“ with Julia Bryan-Wilson and Trevor Paglen [flyer].
On November 3rd in Leeds, a talk by Briony Fer on Lucy Skaer: “Newness and Oldness.”
On November 3rd in Frankfurt, Reconsidering Site-Specificity (poster image), with Nikolaus Hirsch, Simon Starling, Mark Godfrey and others.
On November 3rd in Los Angeles, a lecture by Darby English: “Emmett Till in the Present Tense.”
On November 3rd in Aarhus, “Imagine – micro strategies and visions in contemporary art,” with among others Nicolas Bourriaud [pdf program].
On November 3rd, 7th and 10th in Oregon, three lectures by George Baker: “Paul Thek: Notes from the Underground” (twice) and “Photography’s Expanded Field: The Work of Sharon Lockhart.”
On November 2nd at the Art Institute of Chicago, a talk by Jenni Sorkin: “Ancient Modernisms.”
On November 2nd in Munich, a lecture by Walter Grasskamp: “Ein Sommertag auf der Documenta 1 (1955).”
On November 1st in Toronto, Dan Adler: “Tainted Goods: Reflections on the Recent Sculpture of Geoffrey Farmer and Liz Magor.”
On November 1st in Boston, William Forsythe and Paul Chan in conversation with Helen Molesworth.
On November 1st in Boston, a lecture by Molly Nesbit: “Gordon Matta-Clark in Italy.”
On November 1st in Berlin, a book launch for Ingo Niermann, The Future of Art: A Manual.
On October 31st at Tate Modern, Tino Sehgal in conversation with Chris Dercon and Jessica Morgan.
On October 31st at the Architectural Association, a lecture and reception for Radical Post-Modernism, edited by Charles Jencks and FAT.
On October 31 in Copenhagen, Lars Bang Larsen: A History of Irritated Material. Psychedelic Concepts in Neo-Avant-Garde Art.
On October 28th at Columbia, The Politics of Camouflage in Artistic Practices from the 1970s, with Irene Small, Sergio Bessa, Michael Asbury, Nicolás Guagnini and Judith Rodenbeck, moderated by Alexander Alberro.
On October 28th to 30th at the SVA, Embodied Fantasies.
On October 27th to 30th in Pittsburgh, Arts of the Planet, with plenary speakers Terry Smith, Krzysztof Wodiczko, and Paul D. ( DJ Spooky) Miller [program].
On October 27th in New York, a conversation with Hal Foster and Robert Slifkin, introduced by Michael Ann Holly.
On October 27th in Oxford, Abraham Cruzvillegas In Conversation with Mark Godfrey.
On October 26th in New York, James Casebere in conversation with Hal Foster (DAP).
On October 26th at the MMK Frankfurt, [Translate to english:] The Global Museum, with Penelope Curtis and Tobias Berger.
On October 26th at the Getty, a conversation with Barbara Haskell, Jane Livingston, and Helene Winer, moderated by Andrew Perchuk.
On October 26th in Saint Louis, a lecture by Jean-Louis Cohen.
During the week of October 25th in Europe, promotional events for Alexei Monroe, ed., State of Emergence: A Documentation of the First NSK Citizens’ Congress [PDF sample].
In October and November, a book tour for Aaron Rose and Mandy Kahn, Collage Culture: Examining the 21st Century’s Identity Crisis.
In fall 2011 at CUNY, a public research seminar: “Post-Discipline? Research and Contemporary Art.”