Curator’s Perspective: Catherine David

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Curator’s Perspective: Catherine David
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Celeste Bartos Theater, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
4 West 54 Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
New York, NY 10019

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As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Catherine David will speak about her current research and recent exhibitions.

Catherine David is the Deputy Director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, where she has spearheaded the museum’s global outreach embracing an international scope to art practice and culture, and which included for instance a 2015 partnership with the National Gallery of Singapore to strengthen the presentation of the art histories of Singapore and Southeast Asia within a global context. David was Artistic Director of the groundbreaking documenta X (1997) in Kassel, Germany, and was Director of the long-term project Contemporary Arab Representations since 1998. For this presentation, Catherine David will discuss recent curatorial projects and artists she is most interested in at the moment.

Please click here to listen to this talk.

The event is co-organized in collaboration with MoMA’s post presents. post presents is a series of talks devoted to the cross-geographical consideration of modern and contemporary art. The sessions are an extension of post, MoMA’s online platform devoted to art from a global perspective. The Museum of Modern Art’s Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) initiative, of which post is part, is supported by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art. Additional funding is provided by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Adriana Cisneros de Griffin, and Marlene Hess. Special thanks to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for founding support of C-MAP and post.




The Curator’s Perspective is a free, itinerant public discussion series ICI developed as a way for national and international curators to share their research and experiences with audiences in New York. These talks provide ICI the opportunity to assemble documentation on and disseminate information about a wide variety of international perspectives on art today. In 2016, audiences will hear perspectives on art, culture, and exhibition-making from curators based in London, Manila, Paris, and São Paulo. Practitioners will talk about what they’re most interested in at the moment, including the artists and the sociopolitical contexts that are shaping practices now.

The Curator’s Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Hartfield Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund.

April 27, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Celeste Bartos Theater
4 West 54 Street
New York, NY 10019


Catherine David

Catherine David is a French art historian, curator and museum director. She studied Linguistics, Literature and History of Art at the Université de la Sorbonne and the École du Louvre in Paris. From 1982 to 1990 David was Curator at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou and from 1990 to 1994 Curator at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris. From 1994 to 1997 David served as Artistic Director for documenta X in Kassel, Germany (1997), and from 1998 she has been Director of the long-term project Contemporary Arab Representations which began at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona. Between 2002 and 2004 David was Director of the Witte de With Center of Contemporary Art in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She currently works as Deputy Director of Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris.

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