Beginning March 12, the McMullen Museum will offer free virtual docent tours every Friday of "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s" from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Registration required.
To celebrate the virtual opening of "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s," the McMullen Museum invites guests to join Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation and Visiting Instructor at Boston College, for a virtual tour and Q+A session on the exhibition. Al Qassemi will introduce major themes in Taking Shape and will offer background and anecdotes on how the collection and the exhibition came together. Visitors are welcome to ask questions along the way.
Grey Art Gallery at New York University is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The video program brings together artists working across the world: Jorge Bordello (Mexico), Gevi Dimitrakopoulou (Greece), Las […]
Join us for a panel discussion with Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery; Cindy Caplan, Chief Counsel & Talent Officer, The Jewish Museum; and Jason Busch, Director and Chief Executive Officer, American Folk Art Museum; joined and moderated by POWarts Steering Committee member Molly Kurzius, Director of External Affairs, MoMA PS1. The group will discuss their paths to reopening (or decision to remain closed), management shifts, creative fundraising and programmatic initiatives, and what comes next as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Registration required.
Art communities began responding almost immediately to COVID-19, mobilizing everything from zines to exhibitions, online performances, and street photography. This panel will explore early curatorial, photographic, and grassroots collective responses to the pandemic. With speakers Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Documentary Photographer; César Garcia-Alvarez, Curator, Writer and Executive & Artistic Director of The Mistake Room, an international nonprofit art space in Los Angeles; and Theodore (ted) Kerr, Writer, Artist, and Community Organizer. Moderated by Pato Hebert, Associate Arts Professor and Chair, Department of Art & Public Policy (TSOA), NYU. Registration required.
The lecture will be given by the Institute's alumna, Professor Yeon Shim Chung on the occasion of her latest edited book, Korean Art From 1953: Collision, Innovation, Interaction, published by Phaidon in June 2020. The discussion will focus on Korean experimental avant-garde art in the 1960s and 1970s and its global context. Professor Chung will be examining Korea's reception and response to international trends such as earth art and time-based art forms. In particular, she explores the identity of Korean avant-garde art, which includes both early installations and performance art. Registration required.
In this conversation moderated by the Grey’s Director, Lynn Gumpert, three of the gallery’s former Graduate Curatorial Assistants who went on to become art world luminaries discuss their current projects and look back on their time at the Grey. Featuring Nora Burnett Abrams, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Ian Alteveer, Aaron I. Fleischmann Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art. Registration required.
Artists Joseph Burwell and Reuben Lorch-Miller join Lynn Gumpert, director of NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, for a wide-ranging conversation focusing on their multimedia works—which range from painting, sculpture, and printmaking to installation. Both Burwell and Lorch-Miller also work as freelance art preparators installing exhibitions at the Grey and other museums citywide. As part of our new series Behind the Scenes at the Grey, they will discuss their approaches to artmaking. Q&A to follow. Registration required.
This panel will open up a space to think critically about the digital tools and approaches of heritage making in the region. Digital technologies can shroud and conceal other profits, motives, and lurking tropes from eras past—this week we explore three perspectives on digital tools that are making possible what we mourn, preserve, and remember. Join the Kevorkian Center with Saima Akhtar, Morehshin Allahyari, Roopika Risam, and discussant Nanna Bonde Thylstrup to think through these questions and discuss together issues of materiality and "digital colonialism." Registration required.
This panel looks back on many connected waves of protest, but also zooms out to our global present to explore dissent, smartphones, and the digital ephemera that overflow from an ongoing Global Uprising. What does this tell us about the current moment, but some future direction of digital visuality and digital dissent? Join the Kevorkian Center with Omar al Ghazzi, Jasmina Metwaly, Isra Ali, and discussant Marie Grace Brown to think through these questions and discuss issues of technology & protest. Registration required.