Photo credit: Nathan Keay Naomi Beckwith Tuesday, March 10, 2015 78:30pm NYU Steinhardt Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building 34 Stuyvesant Street, off 9th St between 2nd and 3rd Ave. New York, NY 10003 FREE As part of ICIs Curators Perspectivean itinerant public discussion series featuring international curatorsNaomi Beckwith (Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago) will present on her current research interests and curatorial practice. The core of Beckwiths research, writings and exhibition-making has been concerned with the language and forms surrounding blackness in modern and contemporary art. For her Curator’s Perspective talk, Beckwith will focus on her curatorial strategies in exhibiting conceptual work by artists of color in order to engender the most expansive critical conversation around their work. In particular, Beckwith will also focus on her upcoming exhibition, The Freedom Principleco-curated with Dieter Roelstraetewhich presents the creative flourishing in art and music on Chicagos South Side in the mid-1960s. Beckwith posits the question: How does one deal with black cultural nationalism now? Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with NAOMI in the subject line. Hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions, Visual Arts Administration MA Program
The Curators Perspective is a free, itinerant public discussion series ICI developed as a way for international curators to share their research and experiences with audiences in New York. These talks provide ICI the opportunity to assemble documentation on and disseminate information about a wide variety of international perspectives on art today. In 2015, audiences will hear perspectives on art, culture, and exhibition-making from curators based in Chicago, Hong Kong, Munich, and Manila. Practitioners will talk about what theyre most interested in at the moment, including the artists and the sociopolitical contexts that are shaping practices now. The Curators Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund.