Photo credit: Nathan Keay
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building
34 Stuyvesant Street, off 9th St between 2nd and 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring international curators—Naomi Beckwith (Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago) will present on her current research interests and curatorial practice.
The core of Beckwith’s research, writings and exhibition-making has been concerned with the language and forms surrounding blackness in modern and contemporary art. For her Curator’s Perspective talk, Beckwith will focus on her curatorial strategies in exhibiting conceptual work by artists of color in order to engender the most expansive critical conversation around their work. In particular, Beckwith will also focus on her upcoming exhibition, The Freedom Principle—co-curated with Dieter Roelstraete—which presents the creative flourishing in art and music on Chicago’s South Side in the mid-1960s. Beckwith posits the question: “How does one deal with black cultural nationalism now?”
Hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions, Visual Arts Administration MA Program
The Curator’s Perspective is a free, itinerant public discussion series ICI developed as a way for 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 2015, audiences will hear perspectives on art, culture, and exhibition-making from curators based in Chicago, Hong Kong, Munich, and Manila. 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 Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund.