... models, modes, possibilities, and then there is education

Wednesday 16 January, 2013
7:30pm, $0

Hunter MFA Building
450 West 41 Street, Floor 2

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This panel brings together several prominent critics and educators for a discussion. How do current artistic, curatorial and educational models re-examine the ways art and education could function together? Have the conditions that once allowed for risk and experimentation within the temporary autonomous zone of the educational institution been changed? What does risk look like now? How can thinkers, artists and curators create these conditions in and outside the institution? The conversation will expand upon the existing structures, the utopian models, and the actual possibilities. Our hope is to touch upon the broader issues of how art can or should be taught, and what the artist can teach given the conditions of the world today.

Anthony Huberman is a curator and writer based in New York. He is currently the director of The Artist’s Institute and a distinguished lecturer at Hunter College. As chief curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, he organized exhibitions of Richard Artschwager, Elad Lassry, Gedi Sibony, Lutz Bacher, Bruce Nauman, John Armleder, and Olivier Mosset, among others. He has previously worked as a curator at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York, and has published articles in art periodicals including Artforum, Afterall, and DotDotDot. Upcoming curatorial projects include group exhibitions in Dublin, Brussels, and Bordeaux, as well as a season with Thomas Bayrle at The Artist’s Institute.

Daniel Bozhkov is an artist based in New York. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Hunter College, and has taught at Columbia University and Yale University School of Art. He is a recipient of 2012 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, and 2007 Chuck Close Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome. His work has been presented at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens Museum of Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Arthouse in Austin, Texas, and at international exhibitions such as the 6th Liverpool Biennial in 2010, 6th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2007, 9th Istanbul Biennale in 2005, and the 1st Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2005.

Nicolas Bourriaud is the Director of the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-arts de Paris since December 2011. He was Gulbenkian Curator for Contemporary Art at Tate Britain in London (2007/ 2010) and advisor for the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Kiev before heading the studies department at the ministry of culture in France. He founded and co-directed the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, between 1999 and 2006. As a curator, he recently organized Estratos in Murcia (2008), Altermodern at Tate Britain, London (2009) and Monodrome (Athens Biennial 2011). He published several theoretical essays, including Relational Aesthetics (1998), Postproduction (2002) and Radicant (2009).

Simon Critchley is Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. He also teaches at Tilburg University and the European Graduate School. His many books include Very Little…Almost Nothing, Infinitely Demanding, The Book of Dead Philosophers, The Faith of the Faithless, and, most recently with Tom McCarthy, The Mattering of Matter. Documents from the Archive of the International Necronautical Society. A new book on Hamlet called Stay, Illusion! will be published in June. He is series moderator of The Stone, a philosophy column in The New York Times, to which he is a frequent contributor.

David Levi Strauss is a writer and critic in New York. He is the author of From Head to Hand: Art & the Manual (Oxford University Press, 2010), Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography and Politics, with an introduction by John Berger (Aperture 2003), and Between Dog & Wolf: Essays on Art and Politics (Autonomedia 1999). Strauss was a Guggenheim fellow in 2003-4 and received the Infinity Award for Writing from the International Center of Photography in 2007. He was on the faculty of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College from 2000-2005, and is now Chair of the graduate program in Art Criticism & Writing at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
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