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Curatorial Activism and the Politics of Shock

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10am–5pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rdStreet, New York, New York

Free and open to the public

The MA Curatorial Practice program at the School of Visual Arts presents an international summit on curatorial activism in light of the global rise of nationalism and radical conservatism.

Organized by Steven Henry Madoff, the summit features more than 20 curators and thinkers about exhibitions, including Defne Ayas, Witte de With, Rotterdam; Ute Meta Bauer, NTU CCA Singapore; Nicolas Bourriaud, La Panacée, Montpellier; Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Castello di Rivoli and GAM, Turin; Sofía Hernandez Chong Cuy, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York; Joshua Decter, independent curator and writer, New York; Clémentine Deliss, independent curator, Berlin; Elena Filipovic, Kunsthalle Basel; Boris Groys, New York University; Hou Hanru, MAXXI, Rome; María Belén Sáez de Ibarra, Museum of Art, National University of Colombia; Maria Lind, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; Antonia Majaca, IZK Institute for Contemporary Art, Graz University of Technology; Chus Martinez, Institute of Art, FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel; Gabi Ngcobo, NGO (Nothing Gets Organised), Johannesburg, and 10th Berlin Biennale; Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery, London; Jack Persekian, independent curator, Jerusalem; Pi Li, M+, Hong Kong; Terry Smith, University of Pittsburgh; Mick Wilson, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg; and Tirdad Zolghadr, Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern, and KW Institute, Berlin. Moderators: Adrienne Edwards, Performa, New York; Brian Kuan Wood, e-flux, New York.

To register, click here.

A publication will follow from Sternberg Press, edited by Steven Henry Madoff.

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