Thursday, March 10 | New Museum | 7–9 p.m.
Friday, March 11 | CUNY Graduate Center | 10 a.m.–6 p.m. | FREE
Saturday, March 12 | New Museum | 12–6 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 | New Museum | 2–6 p.m. | Graduate students respond | FREE
This conference aims to tackle key questions around the museum as an institutional entity and contemporary art as an art historical category. Speakers will provide an overview of developments across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Particular attention will be paid to the construction of historical narratives (or their abandonment) through collection displays; the role of research in relation to contemporary art; the alternative models that are already having an impact, and their relationship to more traditional museum infrastructures.
Speakers include Bruce Altshuler, Richard Armstrong, Zdenka Badovinac, Carlos Basualdo, Claire Bishop, Johanna Burton, Manuel Borja-Villel, Paul Chan, Beatriz Colomina, Okwui Enwezor, Annie Fletcher, Kate Fowle, Massimiliano Gioni, Eungie Joo, Pamela M. Lee, Maria Lind, Lu Jie, Gabi Ngcobo, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Katy Siegel, Terry Smith, and Philippe Vergne.
Organized by Independent Curators International, the PhD Program in Art History at CUNY Graduate Center, and the New Museum.
Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 7:00 PM