A Symposium of Curatorial Interventions seeks to open a dialogical space where exhibition practitioners can share interdisciplinary approaches and tactics that encourage vitality within the field of museum and curatorial studies. The Oxford English Dictionary defines intervention as “‘stepping in,’ or interfering in any affair, so as to affect its course or issue. Curatorial intervention is not yet an extensively theorized or historicized topic. We might say it engages exhibitionary histories with hopes of transforming the ways displays are produced and the ways audiences relate to them.
A Symposium of Curatorial Interventions Schedule:
9am Opening Remarks
9:15 -10:15am Panel 1 Race and Diasporic Diversity on Display
9:15am Jack Tchen, Associate Professor, Gallatin School ofIndividualized Study, Co-Founder of the Museum of Chinese in America, Founder of Asian Pacific American Studies Programand Institute at NYU
9:30am Amalia Córdova, Latin American Program Manager, Film + Video Center, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Adjunct Instructor, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
9:45am Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Artist and Curator; Instructor, Transart Institute, Berlin-New York; MA candidate, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Q&A Directed by: Flora E.S. Kaplan- Professor Emeritus of Museum Studies, NYU
10:20-11:35 Panel 2 Curating Activism
10:20am Lissette Olivares, Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Co-Founder MACS-MIRC, Transmedia Network, & Laboratorio de Piel (Skin Laboratory).
10:35am Stephen Duncombe, Associate Professor, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study & Media, Culture, and Communication; Co- Founder of the School for Creative Activism
10:50am Keith Miller, Curator, Gallatin Galleries, NYU
11:05am Andy Bichilbaum (Jacques Servin), Visiting Associate Arts Professor, NYU Tisch School & Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Co-Founder of YesMen & Yes Lab (Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics)
11:20-11:30 Q&A Directed by: Diana Taylor, Founder of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Professor, Performance Studies & Department of Spanish and Portugese
11:40am -12:40pm Keynote Intervention: Rebecca Belmore
Rebecca Belmore is an artist currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and is internationally recognized for her performance and installation art. Since 1987, her multi-disciplinary work has addressed history, place and identity through the media of sculpture, installation, video and performance. Belmore was Canada’s official representative at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally including two solo touring exhibitions, The Named and the Unnamed, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (2002); and 33 Pieces, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga (2001). Her group exhibitions include, Houseguests, Art Gallery of Ontario (2001); Longing and Belonging: From the Faraway Nearby, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (1995); Land, Spirit, Power, National Gallery of Canada (1992); and Creation or Death: We Will Win, at the Havana Biennial, Havana Cuba (1991).
12:40-1:40pm Lunch Break
1:40-2:55 Panel 3 Curatorial Innovations in New & Trans Media
1:40pm Jian Chen, Assistant Professor, Queer Studies, Ohio State University; Co-Founder of Transmedia Network and Curator of NOISE: Trans-Subversions in Global Media Networks at the MIX 24 Queer Experimental Film Festival, New York (November 2011)
1:55pm Hector Canonge, Artist, curator, and director of QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development.
2:10pm Marcial Godoy-Anativia, Associate Director, NYU Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics; Co-Editor of e-misférica
2:25pm Carmen Oquendo Villar, Assistant Professor, School of Film and Media Studies, SUNY
2:40-2:50pm Q&A Directed by: Marita Sturken, Associate Professor & Chair of the Department of Media, Culture and Communications, NYU
3:00-4:00pm Panel 4 Pedagogy & Curatorial Praxis
3:00pm Natalie Loveless, New Materialisms/New Maternalisms; Artist and Guest Curator, FADO Performance Art
3:15pm Steven Lam, Associate Dean &Curator, The Cooper Union School of Art
3:30 Marvin Taylor, Director Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU
3:45-3:55pm Q&A Directed by: Marcella Runell Hall, Associate Director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, Center for Spiritual Life, NYU.
4:05-5:20 Panel 5 Posthumanistic Exhibitionism
4:05pm Lucian Gomoll, Director, Museum and Curatorial Studies, UCSC
4:20pm Myisha Priest, Assistant Professor, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Founder of Wild NYC
4:35pm Natalie Jeremenjko, Associate Professor, Visual Arts, Environmental Studies & Computer Science, NYU; Founder of the Environmental Health Clinic
4:50 Lukas Zpira, Hacktivist & Director of the Borderline Biennale
5:05-5:15pm Q&A Directed by: Sha Labare, Postdoctoral Fellow, Imagining Planetarity, Carnegie Mellon University
5:20-5:30 Closing Remarks by Lissette Olivares
Co-Sponsored by: The NYU Office of the Provost, NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, Department of Media, Culture & Communication, NYU Museum Studies, and the NYU Native Studies Forum.