Curator’s Perspective: Kitty Scott

Image: Holly Hendry, Homeostasis, 2014. Installation view at Courtyard C, Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist.

Parsons Fine Arts hosts
Curator’s Perspective: Kitty Scott
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Kellen Auditorium, The New School

66 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
FREE and open to the public

As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Kitty Scott (co-curator, Liverpool Biennial 2018) will present on her research towards the upcoming 10th edition of the Biennial, Beautiful world, where are you?

She will discuss questions that helped shape her thinking, such as: Why do these city-based, iterative events continue to matter? Is it possible to disentangle the optimism of the globality of their vision of contemporary art from the cynicism of the financial globalism that sustains them? At its best, the structure of the biennial opens up a fold in space and time: a pocket that, if fragile and ephemeral, nevertheless exists outside of the rigid bureaucracies of more traditional institutional forms like the museum or the gallery.

The Liverpool Biennial 2018, Beautiful world, where are you? invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world of social, political and economic turmoil.

This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with KITTY in the subject line.

Hosted by Parsons Fine Arts.



The Curator’s Perspective is a free, itinerant public discussion series featuring U.S. and international curators, and developed as a way for audiences in New York to connect with timely information about a wide variety of international perspectives on contemporary art today. The series sheds light on movements and models that are still in formation or have been overlooked. This year, speakers in the series will include curators based in Chicago, Medellín, Münster, New Orleans, and Toronto, addressing questions about art, culture, and the exhibitions in which they are most interested, as well as the artists and the socio-political contexts that are shaping curatorial practice 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. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council.

November 7, 2017

66 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011


Kitty Scott

Kitty Scott is the Carol and Morton Rapp Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada. Previously she was Director of Visual Arts at The Banff Centre, Canada; Chief Curator at the Serpentine Gallery, UK; and Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada. Scott’s extensive resume includes exhibitions of artists such as Francis Alÿs, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Paul Chan, Peter Doig, Theaster Gates, Brian Jungen & Duane Linklater, Janice Kerbel, Ragnar Kjartansson, Scott McFarland, Silke Otto-Knapp, Frances Stark and Ron Terada. She was a core agent for Germany’s dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012, and has been named curator the Canadian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017) and co-curator of the Liverpool Biennale (2018). Scott has written extensively on contemporary art for catalogues, books and journals and edited the publication Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and Its Discontents (2010). She regularly lectures at art schools and curatorial programs throughout North America.

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