There are several good talks going on at artDC. I'll be heading over to attend at least one of them this afternoon and then over to The Warehouse Gallery to see the show "No Representation" and Supple.
ArTalks. Educational programming is an important component of artDC, and this year will not disappoint. The ArTalk series of panel discussions takes place over the weekend at the Convention Center, Hall E. Local and international curators, museum directors and other art specialists will discuss a variety of topics relevant to DC and the fair. All talks are free of charge and open to the public (with purchase of fair ticket).
All Panel Discussions are presented in the Seminar Room inside of Hall E, next to the café. Panels typically last an hour and half including time for Q&A.
Saturday, April 28
Art and Design in the Modern World. Paul Greenhalgh, moderator, Director and President of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, organized this panel for artDC to coincide with the recently opened exhibition Modernism: Designing a New World 1914-1939—the largest and most comprehensive exhibition on the subject ever staged in America. The panel includes a fascinating mix of scholars and art world personalities. Not to be missed. A visit to the exhibition at the Corcoran is encouraged.
Paul Greenhalgh; Moderator, Director and President of the Corcoran Gallery of Art; DC
Professor Jonathan Woodham; Director, Centre for Research & Development (Arts & Architecture), University of Brighton
Catherine Armour; Administrative Chair, Design, Corcoran College of Art + Design, and Designer, Modernism: Designing a New World 1914-1939
Examining the Collecting Mystique: Passion or Duty or Self-Indulgence? The contemporary art world piques the interest of both novice and seasoned collectors. Everyone wants to know why people buy art. Is it a good investment? Should one purchase only from the heart? Does the “addict” collector buy for the right reasons? Are there right or wrong purchases? Join this very exciting discussion to find out what our panelists believe.
Bill Dunlap, Moderator, Artist and Art Commentator, Miami
Lorie Peters Lauthier, Collector, DC and Paris
Martin Irvine, Owner of Irvine Contemporary, DC
Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the Katzen Arts Center, DC
Michael Abrams, Collector, DC
Chinese Contemporary Art: A Chinese Perspective. Join a round table discussion with the curator of artDC’s special exhibition Another Look: New Art from Shanghai. Liu Jian, curator, and Yu Xingze, Assistant Curator, along with the visiting artists, will share their impressions of today’s position of Chinese contemporary art. Both curators are also artists and have studied, lived, and worked in China and the West. They therefore bring a unique perspective to the analysis of Western and Chinese art practices today. They will explain their philosophy behind the selection of the twelve artists in the exhibition.
Sunday, April 29
New Media: Exploration and Innovations. Navigating the ever-changing world of contemporary art is challenging for scholars, let alone the average viewer wanting to keep pace with museum and gallery exhibitions. Our very distinguished panel of experts will discuss the exciting area of New Media that has been gaining perhaps more attention than any other medium in the current art market.
Peggy Parsons, Moderator, Film Department Head of the National Gallery of Art, DC
Kerry Brougher, Chief Curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens, DC
Beth Turner, Senior Curator of the Phillips Collection, DC
John Hanhardt, Consulting Curator of Film and Media of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), DC
Raphaele Shirley, Artist and co-founder of Perpetual Art Machine, NYC
Colorfield Remix. Then and Now: At Play in the Color Field, a conversation that ranges from Washington Color School heydays to what’s happening on art fronts now.
Moderator: Independent Curator Jean Lawlor Cohen, Jonathan Binstock, Curator of Contemporary Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Kim Ward, Executive Director, Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran, Jean-Pierre de Andino, Art Dealer/Consultant, Washington, DC and Madrid
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