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 […]
Historicizing the Avant-Garde Context in Korea From Experimental Arts to Collective Groups Organized by the Contemporary Asia Forum at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts Original program date: November 18, 2020 The lecture was given by Professor Yeon Shim Chung on the occasion of her latest edited book, Korean Art From 1953: Collision, Innovation, Interaction, published […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
Original program date: July 28, 2020. What is an art scene? How does one form? In this conversation, "Inventing Downtown" curator Melissa Rachleff joined a conversation with Director of NYU's Grey Art Gallery, Lynn Gumpert, and Maya Allison, Executive Director of The NYUAD Art Gallery. Taking the exhibition "Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965" as a point of departure, the conversation explored questions around the definition and formation of art scenes.
Original program date: June 18, 2020. Between the 1950s and the 1980s, Arab countries were transformed through decolonization, the rise of nationalism, socialism, rapid industrialization, and wars and mass migrations. At the same time, artists were revitalizing their practices, finding inspiration in Arabic calligraphy, geometry and mathematics, and local topographies. Hannah Feldman, Associate Professor of Art History, Northwestern, focuses on abstract art in Algeria; and Alex Dika Seggerman, Assistant Professor of Islamic Art History, Rutgers University–Newark, on figurative art in Egypt. Moderated by Sarah-Neel Smith, Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Maryland Institute College of Art.
Original program date: June 4, 2020. Iftikhar Dadi, Associate Professor of History of Art, Cornell University, and Nada Shabout, Professor of Art History, University of North Texas, explore how the artists in Taking Shape “reterritorialized” the Arabic alphabet and made its aesthetic more accessible to the larger world, not only in detaching Arabic letterforms from Islamic calligraphy and religious history but also in liberating them from their semantic functions. In stripping Arabic letters of their former meanings, artists enabled them to signal modern (pan-)Arab identity and the decolonization of culture. Moderated by Pepe Karmel, Associate Professor of Art History, New York University.
Original program date: June 12, 2020. In response to the worldwide outcry against racial injustice, Art at a Time Like This presented a special program featuring Lynn Gumpert, director of the Grey Art Gallery at NYU, and Noel Anderson, artist and professor in NYU’s Department of Art and Art Professions. They discussed matters ranging from discrimination in education and the art world to teaching studio art remotely to the future of museum and university programming in the age of COVID-19.
Original program date: May 28, 2020. Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation, discusses this independent, UAE–based initiative, which he established in 2009 to study, preserve, and exhibit modern art from the Arab world, and to foster critical conversations about regional modernisms. Suheyla Takesh, a curator at Barjeel and co-curator of Taking Shape, discusses her role in organizing the exhibition, framing her investigation of modernism’s development in mid-20th century North Africa and West Asia within today’s rethinking of the canon of abstract art. Moderated by Lynn Gumpert, director of NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and co-curator of the exhibition.