Thursday, November 05, 2009

New Art Dialogue Series Opens Second Season with International Curator Basualdo

November 11 Lecture Includes Comments on Global Curatorial Experiences

The second season of the Contemporary Museum’s New Art Dialogue Series, a forum for discussion of contemporary art in Baltimore, will begin Wednesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. with Carlos Basualdo, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The lecture is held in collaboration with the Maryland Institute College of Art, and will be held in MICA’s Falvey Hall, located in the Brown Center at 1300 Mt. Royal Avenue in Bolton Hill.

 Carlos Basualdo

The Contemporary Museum’s New Art Dialogue Series presents lectures and conversations by distinguished artists, critics, art historians, and curators whose work is defining the field of contemporary art. The series will cultivate critical discourse responsive to the cultural, social and political issues of our time.

A renowned curator of international exhibitions, Carlos Basualdo will share his experiences curating at prestigious international art venues and museums. His most recent work includes the celebrated Bruce Nauman exhibition at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Other projects of note include the exhibitions Structure of Survival, also for the Venice Biennale, and Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany.

Later in the season, the New Art Dialogue Series will present managing editor of Art in America Richard Vine, who will explore the radical recent changes to art and culture in China; and artist Mel Chin, who will discuss addressing social and political issues through his art.

The New Art Dialogue Series has been made possible by a sponsorship from the Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Family Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Bodil Ottesen.

Admission to the New Art Dialogue Series lecture on November 11 is $10 for the general public, $5 for students, and free to members of the Contemporary Museum and MICA students.

The Brown Center is located at 1300 Mt. Royal Avenue in Baltimore’s Bolton Hill neighborhood.
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