Art Talks: Cornelia Lauf, Matt Saunders, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Helen Molesworth, Beth Campbell
January 7 - January 10, 2013
The Art Talks series of guest lectures will feature visiting artists Cornelia Lauf, Matt Saunders, Beth Campbell and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, who was named most influential person in the artworld in 2012 by ArtReview magazine.
Art Talks is part of The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University’s twice-annual intensive residency for students in the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts program, when visiting artists, critics, curators and art historians from throughout the art world are welcomed to campus.
The Art Talks lectures will be held daily January 7-10, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m.
For information, call 617.585.6770.
January 2013 Art Talks
Monday, January 7 - Cornelia Lauf
Cornelia Lauf will speak on the Curatorial Arts, conveying visual culture in Italy via artisans, agriculture, craft, entertaining, photo editing, publishing, and other skills necessary in the production of artworks, books and exhibitions. From “bella figura” to “sprezzatura,” the life as an artwork will be discussed, with Italian inflection, and analyzed both socially and in the context of contemporary artists ranging from Maurizio Cattelan to Emilio Prini.
Cornelia Lauf is a writer, editor, and curator, with a Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. She teaches at IUAV, University of Venice, and is co-founder of Three Star Books, Paris.
Tuesday, January 8 - Matt Saunders
Matt Saunders works between paintings, photographs, and films. His recent projects include a month-long collaboration with the Harvard Film Archive and solo exhibitions with Marian Goodman Gallery, Blum & Poe, Harris Lieberman, and at the Renaissance Society in Chicago. Recent group exhibitions include the 2012 de Cordova Biennial in Lincoln, MA, the 2011 Sharjah Biennial, and exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Aspen Museum, and Deutsche Guggenheim. His work is represented in several public collections, including the Whitney, Guggenheim, MoMA and MFA Boston. As a writer, he is an occasional contributor to Artforum and other magazines.
Wednesday, January 9 - Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev in conversation with Helen Molesworth
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev will engage in a conversation about dOCUMENTA (13) with Helen Molesworth, the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is a curator, author, and researcher into artistic practices, the histories of art, and the politics of aesthetics. She was Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13) and the 16th Biennale of Sydney, Chief Curator at the Castello di Rivoli Museum for Contemporary Art, and Senior Curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, a MoMA affiliate in New York. Her books include William Kentridge, Arte Povera, and for dOCUMENTA (13) the 100 Notes–100 Thoughts series.
Thursday, January 10 - Beth Campbell
Known for her drawings, sculpture, video and architectural interventions, Beth Campbell creates works that challenge the notion of a physical world beyond our perception. Drawing upon philosophy, phenomenology and psychology, Campbell choreographs spaces, crafts uncanny objects, and maps thought. Using the guise of the everyday, the work reveals startling complexity: Forms repeat and stutter. Mirrors become portals. Interiority is externalized.
Campbell’s museum exhibitions include the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of Art. Her work is included in Whitney Museum and MOMA collections. She has received a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Louis Comfort Tiffany Memorial Fellowships.
The Art Talks are free and open to the public, sponsored by The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.