DOMINIC WILLSDON AND KATY SIEGEL
Dominic Willsdon is an educator and curator. Since 2006, he has been Leanne & George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Programs at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Adjunct Professor in Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts. He is also currently a Curatorial Cloud Fellow of the 9th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre which opens in September 2013. From 2000-05, he was Curator of Public Programs at Tate Modern. He is a former editor of the Journal of Visual Culture, has written on visual culture, politics, and education, and is co-editor (with Diarmuid Costello) of The Life and Death of Images: Ethics and Aesthetics (Cornell UP, 2008). His exhibition (co-curated with Betti-Sue Hertz and Frank Smigiel) Public Intimacy: Art and Social Life in South Africa opens in February 2014.
Katy Siegel is Associate Professor of Art History and chief curator of the galleries at Hunter College; editor in chief of Art Journal; and a contributing editor to Artforum. She has written many essays on modern and contemporary artists, including Paul Pfeiffer, David Reed, Bernard Frize, and most recently, Mark Bradford. She was also the curator of “High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975”, which toured internationally. Her most recent books are Since ‘45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art, out this March from Reaktion, and Abstract Expressionism, out this fall from Phaidon.
“The Now Museum: Contemporary Art, Curating Histories, Alternative Models” was presented by the Ph.D. Program in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, Independent Curators International, and the New Museum on March 10, 2011 – March 13, 2011.