contemporary art

Watch<br>Behind the Scenes at the Grey: Cultivating Talent at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, from Graduate Curatorial Assistants to Art World Luminaries

 Behind the Scenes at the Grey: Cultivating Talent at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, from Graduate Curatorial Assistants to Art World Luminaries Organized by NYU Alumni Association and Grey Art Gallery Original program date: November 12, 2020 Graduate Curatorial Assistants play an essential role in the life of NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Selected each year […]

Watch<br>Engaging Art: Lynn Gumpert In Conversation with Roslyn Bernstein, PhD

Engaging Art Lynn Gumpert In Conversation with Roslyn Bernstein, PhD Organized by Grey Art Gallery, NYU Original program date: October 19, 2020 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, […]

Watch<br>Resilient Antibodies: Creative Responses to COVID 19

Resilient Antibodies: Creative Responses to COVID 19 Co-organized by NYU’s Department of Art & Public Policy (TSOA) and Grey Art Gallery Original program date: November 10, 2020 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 […]

Gaming the Field: The Ever-Evolving Relationship Between Museums and Video Games

December 3, 2020 By Monica Marchese Intersections between video games and museums have become more widespread in the past five years. From video games displayed in museums to museums embedded in video games, these intersections all center on the goal of making art more inclusive and accessible. One of the main sticking points for traditional […]

Watch<br>Behind the Scenes at the Grey<br>Joseph Burwell and Reuben Lorch-Miller in Conversation with Lynn Gumpert

Behind the Scenes at the Grey Joseph Burwell and Reuben Lorch-Miller in Conversation with Lynn Gumpert Organized by Grey Art Gallery, NYU Original program date: October 13, 2020 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. […]

Museums, Colonial Legacies, and Contemporary Art, Part 1: Introduction

October 12, 2020 By Saga Beus While provenance—the documentation of an object’s journey from maker to collector or collection through acquisition, sale, exchange, or donation—is crucially important in the museum world in establishing legitimate ownership and ethical collection practices, it can also tell us a lot about cultural exchange, colonialism, and the history of museums […]

Museums, Colonial Legacies, and Contemporary Art, Part 2: Primitivism and the Division of “Modern” and “Traditional”

October 12, 2020 By Saga Beus An examination of the Museum of Modern Art’s controversial 1984 exhibition “Primitivism” in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern helps put the relationship between Western art history and non-Western art into historical perspective. The exhibition centered on the Primitivist movement that emerged in Europe at […]

Museums, Colonial Legacies, and Contemporary Art, Part 3: Expanding Modernism and Addressing Colonialism with Contemporary Art

October 12, 2020 By Saga Beus “Primitivism” went on view at a MoMA that still adhered to its chronological “isms”-based approach to defining modern art, which posited a clear evolution from Impressionism to Post-Impressionism to Cubism, and so on. The exhibition was hindered by its focus on individual artists and on a largely Euro-American progression […]