Curators, Critics and Writers Discuss the Art of Writing about Performance and New Media.

Saturday, November 12, 2005, 1:15??“5:00 PM
New York University, Former Bottomline/ Yalincak Family Foundation Auditorium
19 West 4th Street on the corner of Mercer
Free- Reception to follow.

PERFORMA is pleased to present the fourth installment of NOT FOR SALE: Writing on Performance and New Media, in conjunction with New York University, Steinhardt School of Education, Department of Art and Art Professions, and as part of PERFORMA05, the first biennial of new visual art performance in New York City. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at New York University. NOT FOR SALE: Writing on Performance and New Media is a dynamic continuation of the discussion on performance and its relationship to the museum, gallery, and collector. The two-part symposium comprised of a distinguished panel of critics and curators will offer an in-depth view of contemporary developments in writings on ephemeral works of art that encompass several creative disciplines.

SESSION I: Curating (and Writing on) Performance in the 21st Century 1:30??“3:00 PM

More and more contemporary artists from around the world make live art and performance-related film and video, as well as installation art, with an ever-increasing presence in museums and galleries. How does the current generation of curators, critics, and writers tackle curating and writing about performance differently from the past? In what way has the relationship between the artist, curator, and museum changed over the past decade? A panel of critics and curators will discuss the art of curating performance today.

Anthony Huberman, Curator, SculptureCenter
Bennett Simpson, Associate Curator, ICA Boston
Catherine Wood, Curator, Tate Modern, London

Moderated by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Senior Editor, Parkett

SESSION II: Writing (and Reviewing) Across Borders??“Performance and New Media 3:30??“5:00 PM

Critics and writers on art today need to be well versed in many languages including film, dance, literature, music, architecture and new media. How does an author write across disciplines? How much background in each individual history does a writer need in order to illuminate this multidisciplinary work and to explain its relevance in a broader cultural context to ever-evolving audiences? A panel of critics and writers will explore these questions as they relate to the research, development, and presentation of visual art performance.

Margo Jefferson, Writer and Critic
John Rockwell, Dance Critic, The New York Times
Linda Yablonsky, Novelist and Critic

Moderated by RoseLee Goldberg, Founder and Director of PERFORMA

Steinhardt School of Education The Department of Art and Art Professions is committed to the construction of new knowledge through the creation of art and innovative academic research. The Department brings students, practicing artists, educators, and art professionals together in a richly interactive, multidisciplinary community that fosters imaginative art-making and intellectual exchange.

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