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Leong Leong, Past Futures, Present, Futures exhibition, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York. Photo: Naho Kubota.

On November 2, the new Masters in Curatorial Practice program at SVA presents an international summit, “Curating the Curatorial,” with more than 20 prominent curators, museum directors, artists, and theorists to discuss the state of curating today.

Three “Position” keynote talks will be given, interspersed among three panels that will engage different aspects of the field: “Thinking Objects,” “Remapping the Collection,” and “Ecology of the Expanded Curatorial Field.”

Speakers include:

  • Wassan Al-Khudairi, independent curator and former director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha
  • Daniel Birnbaum, director, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  • Saskia Bos, dean, School of Art, The Cooper Union, New York
  • Ana Paula Cohen, independent curator, São Paulo
  • Bice Curiger, director, Van Gogh Foundation, Arles
  • Clémentine Deliss, director, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt
  • Okwui Enwezor, director, Haus der Kunst, Munich
  • Eva Franch i Gilabert, director, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
  • Graham Harman, philosopher, American University in Cairo
  • Jens Hoffmann, deputy director, Jewish Museum, New York
  • Maria Lind, director, Testa Konsthall, Stockholm
  • Steven Henry Madoff, chair, Masters in Curatorial Practice, SVA, New York
  • Chus Martinez, chief curator, El Museo del Bario, New York
  • Josiah McElheny, artist, New York
  • Shamim M. Momin, director, Los Angeles Nomadic Division
  • Gabi Ngcobo, director, Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg
  • David A. Ross, chair, MFA Art Practice, SVA, New York and former director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Jeffrey Schnapp, co-director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
  • Simon Sheikh, director, MFA in Curating, Goldsmiths, London
  • Jovana Stokic, deputy chair, Masters in Curatorial Practice, SVA, New York
  • Mick Wilson, director, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg
  • Ari Wiseman, deputy director, Guggenheim Museum, New York

For the full program, go to


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