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.
Join Roslyn Bernstein (GSAS '67, '74), art critic, professor of art journalism, and author of the just-released Engaging Art: Essays and Interviews from Around the Globe, and Lynn Gumpert, director of NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, as they examine these under-the-radar subjects, illuminating the pains and pleasures of contemporary artistic production as well as the challenges faced today by artists, curators, and gallerists around the globe. Registration required.
In this session, we consider the digital junctions of aesthetics and protest—mediated by a capture, circulation, and reconfiguration that spans the globe. Join the Kevorkian Center with Amal Khalaf, An Xiao Mina, Rebecca Stein, and discussant Nicholas Mirzoeff to think through these questions and discuss together issues. Registration required.
For this special TRACE event, co-hosted with the NYU Grey Art Gallery, Inventing Downtown curator Melissa Rachleff reunites with the Director of the NYU Grey Art Gallery, Lynn Gumpert, and the Executive Director of The NYUAD Art Gallery, Maya Allison. Starting with the landmark exhibition Inventing Downtown as a point of departure, the speakers will explore the history of the famed New York “downtown” art scene, and explore how art scenes form today, even in a time of physical separation.
The Cultural Diplomacy Department of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC is pleased to invite you to join an online event exploring how the relationship between United States and United Arab Emirates-based institutions has shaped the regional art scene in the last decade. The discussion will highlight how these partnerships created an influential ecosystem of arts experts in education, museums, the art market, and philanthropy.