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Left to Right: Ken Lum, Coming Soon, installation view, Kunsthalle Wien / Karlsplatz Public Space, Vienna, (2015). Photo: Maximilian Pramatarov; Reclaiming Artistic Research, edited by Lucy Cotter, published by Hatje Cantz, (2019); Christian Nyampeta, Radius Station, (2017).

This October, SVA’s MA Curatorial Practice program was honored to host Zoe Butt, artistic director of the Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, as their first annual international curatorial resident.

 Upcoming Events:

Thursday, October 24, 7 pm
Reclaiming Artistic Research: Book Launch with Lucy Cotter and Guests

Join editor Lucy Cotter and guests, who are among this new book’s twenty leading artists and curators who explore ways that artists define their research across many fields of inquiry.

Thursday, November 7, 7 pm
Model Minority and Model Majorities

In collaboration with Asia Art Archive in America, artists Furen Dai, Christopher K Ho, and special guests present a series of propositions responding to the strangeness of Asian and Asian-American lived experience in relation to historical meta-narratives and notions of “home.”

Thursday, November 21, 7 pm
A Thanksgiving Recital by Renowned Pianist Daniel Gortler 

In a special appearance, celebrated Steinway pianist Daniel Gortler presents an evening of works by Schumann, Chopin, and Debussy.

Thursday, December 5, 7 pm
Search Sweet Country: A Newly Commissioned Performance by Christian Nyampeta, Followed by a Conversation with Curator Maria Lind

If love songs about loss and overcoming are part of our history, Christian Nyampeta wants to know what happens to that history when we translate, remix, re-record, and recompose them. Specially commissioned by MA Curatorial Practice, Search Sweet Country summons sculptures, images, sounds, and movement for a lyrical performance about longing and belonging.

All events are free and open to the public.

MA Curatorial Practice (132 W. 21st Street, 10th floor, New York) balances hands-on practical training with history, theory, and building a professional international network.

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