The School of Visual Arts’ MA Curatorial Practice program is pleased to announce three upcoming special events on Zoom, to which all are invited.
The Year of Uncertainty
October 20, 2–3pm (ET)
This year, the Queens Museum is undertaking an extraordinary project that embraces the “intolerable uncertainty” of our times, which has been amplified by the pandemic. In essence, the museum is rethinking what it can and should be and what all cultural institutions should question to create new possibilities for culture, kinship, and mutual support with its communities. Join Queens Museum President and Executive Director Sally Tallant, Public Programs Manager Catherine Grau, Director of Education Kimaada Le Gendre, and artist-in-residence Julian Louis Phillips for this conversation. To get the Zoom link for the event, register here.
Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Future
November 17, 12–1pm (ET)
Working with artists, activists, Native nations, scientists, and museum professionals, the traveling pop-up Natural History Museum inquires into what we see, how we see, and what and who remain excluded. Join members of Not An Alternative, the multidisciplinary collective that founded the museum, to speculate on climate justice, land rights movements, and the legacy of colonialism by asking how to think anew about our cultural and environmental heritage, and what this means for the future of museums and us all. To get the Zoom link for the event, register here.
Book Launch: Terry Smith’s “Curating the Complex And the Open Strike”
December 2, 7–8pm (ET)
Renowned art historian and critic Terry Smith will discuss his essay, “Curating the Complex & The Open Strike,” for a new book series from Sternberg Press, edited by MA Curatorial Practice chair Steven Henry Madoff. Smith maps the sprawling global structure of what he calls the “visual arts exhibitionary complex” and then delves into a powerful form of activism rising up in the complex. To get the Zoom link for the event, register here.
Visit macp.sva.edu to learn more about the MA Curatorial Practice, and join us for a special info session on November 20 by registering here.
An SFMOMA exhibition raises questions about what it means when museum board members have ties to politicians who support border wall policies.
The exhibition at the Jewish Museum delves into “degenerate” art and art made under duress as part of a thought-provoking yet diffuse exhibition.
In Philadelphia, a series of solo shows delves into the interdisciplinary practices of graduates whose work explores identity, familial bonds, political constructs, and nature’s fragility.
Despite his work’s apparent abstraction, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe insists that “I don’t invent anything, everything I do is my jungle and what is there.”
David Uzochukwu, Kennedi Carter, and Kiki Xue are among the 35 artists whose work will be displayed online and at the festival in Milan, Italy.
On November 14, join Columbia University School of the Arts for virtual information sessions with the program chair, faculty, and staff.
No Vacancy, curated by Jody Graf, will be on view from October 26 through November 8 at the school’s Kellen Gallery in New York City.
To do so before they have returned the Maqdala treasures and the Benin Bronzes and the Easter Island statues and the Maori heads, before a coherent set of precepts for decolonization has been articulated, would affirm the wrong principle.
“Everybody in Mesopotamia, as far as I understand it, believed in ghosts,” said Irving Finkel, a curator of the British Museum’s Middle Eastern department.