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Curator’s Perspective: Ralph Rugoff

Image: Ralph Rugoff. Photo: © Venice Biennial


Curator’s Perspective: Ralph Rugoff
Saturday, November 2, 2019
4-5:30pm

Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
FREE and open to the public


As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Ralph Rugoff, Director of the Hayward Gallery of London, will present on the 2019 Venice Biennale, for which he is the Curator and Artistic Director.

Titled, May You Live in Interesting Times, on view through November 24, this year’s Venice Biennale was characterized by a list of artists more concise than in recent years. The main exhibition articulated two propositions, often with artists’ works mirrored in the Arsenale and in the Giardini exploring the many narratives suggested by the art of our times rather than acting as a definitive statement on it. 

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The Curator’s Perspective is a free, itinerant public talk series featuring established U.S. and international curators, who present on their work and research. It was developed to offer audiences ways to connect with timely information and a wide variety of international perspectives on contemporary art and curating today. The series sheds light on movements and models that are shaping the curatorial field today, addressing questions about art, culture, and the artists and exhibitions that curators look to.


The Curator’s Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the James Howell Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council.



November 2, 2019

Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016

presenter

Ralph Rugoff

Ralph Rugoff is the Curator and Artistic Director of the 2019 Venice Biennale of Art, May You Live in Interesting Times.  In 2015 he served as Guest Curator of the XIII Biennale de Lyon in 2015 titled La vie moderne. He has been the Director of the Hayward Gallery of London since 2006, where he has curated numerous group shows including The Painting of Modern Life (2007), Psycho Buildings (2008), and The Infinite Mix (2016); he also has curated major retrospectives and solo exhibitions by Ed Ruscha, Jeremy Deller, Carsten Holler, Tracey Emin and George Condo.  Before coming to London he was Director (2000-06) of CCA Wattis Institute, at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.  Between 1985 and 2002 he wrote art and cultural criticism for numerous periodicals, publishing widely in art magazines as well as newspapers, including Artforum, Artpresse, FlashArt, Frieze, Parkett, Grand Street, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Weekly and published a collection of essays, Circus Americanus (1995), in which he explored cultural phenomena of the American West. During the same period he began working as an independent curator, organizing exhibitions such as Just Pathetic (1990) and Scene of the Crime (1997).


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