Event InformationWHEN: TUESDAY, July 24, 2018, 7:00-8:00 PM (RECEPTION TO FOLLOW)
WHERE: SOTHEBY’S INSTITUTE OF ART | 570 LEXINGTON AVENUE, 6TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10022
Increasingly, artists are curating greater numbers of exhibitions internationally. This panel will explore how curating has been incorporated into artistic practice, from Fred Wilson’s seminal Mining the Museum to younger artists such as Goshka Macuga, Nick Mauss, and Hito Steyerl. Moderated by Dr. Kathy Battista, MA Contemporary Art Faculty, Sotheby's Institute of Art, the panel features Dr. Alison Green, Course Leader of MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins, London, Dr. Michael Corris, Professor of Art, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and Rainer Ganahl, New York-based artist. It celebrates the publication of a new book, When Artists Curate, written by Green and commissioned by Corris, published by Reaktion Press in London. Books will be available for purchase on site.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr. Alison Green, Course Leader of MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins, London
Alison Green is an art historian, critic and curator who teaches at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. She is part of a network that organized three symposia on current curatorial practice at the LUMA Foundation in Arles, France, most recently, Curating After the Global: Roadmaps for the Present. Her scholarly writing includes essays on art of the 1960s, with essays on Carolee Schneemann, Myron Stout, Michael Fried’s art criticism and the exhibition ‘When Attitudes Become Form’. When Artists Curate is her first book.
Dr. Michael Corris, Professor of Art, SMU, Dallas, TX, is an Artist, Writer and Educator
As a member of the Conceptual Art collective Art & Language in New York (1972-1976), Corris was a contributor to Art-Language journal, a founding editor of The Fox (1975-76), and a participant in local and international exhibitions.
Corris’s work with Art & Language has been exhibited internationally, most recently at Tate Britain (2016, London), Collection Philippe Méaille/Château de Montsoreau (2015, Montsoreau, France), MACBA (2014, Barcelona), and MoMA/PS1 (1999, Long Island City, NY).
The Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles) holds personal papers and artworks by Corris related to his work as a Conceptual artist, critic, and historian of art.
Recent publications by Corris include: Conceptual Art: Theory, Myth and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Ad Reinhardt (Reaktion Books, London, 2008), Non-Relational Aesthetics (with Charlie Gere, Sheffield, 2008), Art, Word & Image: 2,000 Years of Textual/Visual Interaction (with John Dixon Hunt and David Lomas, Reaktion Books, London, 2010), Dallas Pavilion (with Jasper Joseph-Lester, 2013), and Leaving Skull City: Selected Writings on Art (Les Presses du Réel, Dijon, 2016).
Corris is series editor of Art Since 1980 (Reaktion Books, London).
Rainer Ganahl, New York-based Artist
Rainer Ganahl is a New York-based artist who has shown internationally, including the Venice Biennial (1999, 2007, 2009) and the Shanghai, Athens, Seville, and Gwangju Biennials. Solo exhibitions include: Kai Matsumiya, New York (2017, 2016, 2015); Barbara Weiss, Berlin (2017); Alex Zachary, New York (2010); Paul Pettro, Toronto, (2000, 2004, 2008, 2018); Levy Delval, Brussels (2009, 2010, 2013), among others. Ganahl has had institutional solo shows at the Dallas Museum of Art; Person's Weekend Museum, Tokyo; White Columns, New York; Wallach Gallery at Columbia University, New York; Kunsthaus Bregenz; Museum of Modern Art, Vienna; MAK Vienna; and the Fashion Space Gallery, University of the Arts London.
Ganahl is an alumni of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, and the Art Academy of Dusseldorf, where he studied in the class of Nam June Paik.
Dr. Kathy Battista, Faculty, MA Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Kathy Battista is a MA Contemporary Art Faculty as well as Summer Study Faculty at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York. Kathy earned her PhD from University of London, her MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art and her BA from Fordham University. She is a scholar, lecturer, and a curator of exhibitions in museums and galleries, most recently, Democracy: What’s Right What’s Left, Phoenix Gallery, New York, and E.A.T.: Experiments in Art and Technology at the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria. She has authored numerous articles and books, including: New York New Wave: The Legacy of Feminist Art in Emerging Practice and Renegotiating the Body: Feminist Art in 1970s London. Battista is also Editor in Chief of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists at Oxford University Press.