Jeanne Anne Nugent, art historian and independent curator based in New York, will examine avant-garde culture under state socialism during the Cold War.
Kim Conaty, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, Museum of Modern Art, will trace a brief history of artists’ posters, situating East German Künstlerplakate within it.
Examining artists’ relationships with the state in East Germany between 1967 and 1990, Emily Pugh, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, will explore artists’ practices in the East German regime, considering what was allowed or disallowed and why.
With Kat Griefen, Director, A.I.R. Gallery; Genevieve Hyacinthe, Assistant Professor, Purchase College (SUNY); José Esteban Muñoz, Chair, Department of Performance Studies, NYU; Carolee Schneemann, artist; and Diana Taylor, University Professor and Founding Director, Hemispheric Institute, NYU.
Robert Storr, artist, curator, critic, and Dean, Yale University School of Art, will survey poster making by artists in Germany during the 1970s and ’80s—ranging from Joseph Beuys, Martin Kippenberger, and their West German contemporaries to the East German designers in Künstlerplakate. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History, Deutsches Haus, and Grey Art Gallery.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 with Ingrid Mössinger and Wednesday, October 20, 2010 with Mark Johnson at 6:30 pm
Exploring the life’s work and legacy of Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta (1948–1985), this show also includes documents from the A.I.R. Gallery Archives, Fales Library, NYU, and BloodWork, a film by Richard Move.