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Claire Bishop

Claire Bishop is a Professor of Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center. Bishop is an internationally acknowledged scholar of contemporary art. Her dissertation was published as Installation Art: A Critical History and quickly became an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the subject. Her edited volume, Participation (MIT Press, 2006), is also highly regarded in the field. She is the author of two influential essays—“Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics” (October, 2004) and “The Social Turn: Collaboration and its Discontents” (Artforum, 2006). Both have been translated and reprinted a number of times. Bishop curated the exhibition Double Agent (2008) at the London ICA, and is working on a book about socially-engaged art and spectatorship. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Essex.

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Claire Bishop in conversation with Kate Fowle

Claire Bishop “Radical Museology: Or, What’s ‘Contemporary’ in Museums of Contemporary Art?” A conversation with Kate Fowle Thursday, June 12, 2014 7–8pm 192 Books 190 10th Ave New York, NY 10011 FREE and open to the public With austerity cuts to public funding, many contemporary art museums have been forced to scale down their budgets, […]

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“Looking Back: 1993” with Claire Bishop

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:30–8pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 1993 saw crucial developments and realignments in the realm of art and politics, in the U.S. and internationally. In a chapter of her latest book Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship, Claire Bishop, art historian and author, considered the impact […]

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Seminario Fundación Cisneros

Friday, November 9, 2012 8:30am – 12 noon ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 The Betrayal of the Contemporary: Activations, Suspensions, and Projections of the Contemporary in Art Join ICI at the Curatorial Hub this Friday as we livestream the 2nd Edition of the Seminario Fundación Cisneros: The Betrayal of […]

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The Now Museum

The Now Museum: Contemporary Art, Curating Histories, Alternative Models New Museum CUNY Graduate Center What do museums of contemporary art stand for today? The last two decades has seen an unimaginable diversification of the museum as a place for exhibiting art and telling histories, producing innovative education models, promoting international collaborations, forming alternative archives, and […]

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