TUESDAY, FEB 24, 7–8:30pm
PERIODIZING CONTEMPORARY ART:
ALEX ALBERRO IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHANNA BURTON
Join leading scholars Alexander Alberro and Johanna Burton for a broad-ranging discussion of contemporary art and culture. Alberro will offer an overview of his book-in-progress, Periodizing Contemporary Art, to which Burton will respond. The speakers will then engage the audience in a collective dialogue about the politics, possibilities, and problems of contemporary art today and in the recent past.
THURSDAY, FEB 26, 2:30–5pm
RIGHTS TO EXPRESSION VS. REGIMES OF POWER IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE
Noah Chasin and Susan Merriam, both assistant professors of art history at Bard College, moderate this panel discussion exploring artists’ rights to public self-expression in the face of increased political tension and limitation of access to public visual display and free speech. Topics covered include the public sculpture/installations of Thomas Hirschhorn, the politically volatile work of Argentine artist Leon Ferrari, and the impact of terrorist threats on altering future models for urban design. Featured panelists include: Johanna Burton, Whitney Independent Study Program/Princeton University; Lisa Lee, Princeton University; Yates McKee, Columbia University; Peter Mörtenböck, Goldsmiths, University of London/Vienna University of Technology; and Todd Porterfield, Université de Montréal.
THURSDAY, FEB 26, 6:30–8:30pm
IRVING SANDLER AND RAPHAEL RUBINSTEIN
In 1970, Irving Sandler published The Triumph of American Painting: A History of Abstract Expressionism, a book that quickly became the definitive account of the movement. Now, after a 50-year career as one of America’s most distinguished and influential critics and art historians, Sandler reassesses his own thoughts on abstract expressionism in light of recent scholarship and his own observations. Sandler and Raphael Rubinstein, former senior editor of Art in America and current professor of critical studies at the University of Houston, engage in a vivid discussion of Abstract Expressionism and the American Experience: A Reevaluation, Sandler’s highly anticipated new book, to be published this spring by Hard Press Editions and the School of Visual Arts, New York.
FRIDAY, FEB 27, 1:30–3:30pm
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTIST'S VOICE: CONSERVATION AND THE WORK OF LIZ LARNER AND MICHAEL C. McMILLEN
Moderated by Jay Krueger, senior conservator of modern paintings at the National Gallery of Art, participants on this panel discussing the preservation of installation-based art include: John Griswold, principal conservator, Griswold Conservation Associates, LLC; Liz Larner, artist; Michael C. McMillen, artist; and Alma Ruiz, MOCA curator. The Importance of the Artist’s Voice: Conservation and the Work of Liz Larner and Michael C. McMillen is co-presented by The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art-North America and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA).
SATURDAY, FEB 28, 12:30–2:30pm
SCREENING AND Q&A: THE PAINTER SAM FRANCIS BY JEFFREY PERKINS
Made over a period of 40 years by fellow artist and close friend Jeffrey Perkins, The Painter Sam Francis (2008, 85 min.) is a deeply insightful portrait of one of the pioneers of American abstract art. Filmmaker Jeffrey Perkins will be present to introduce the film and answer questions following the screening. This program repeats on Sunday, March 1.
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