Friday, September 22nd, 2023
Branden W. Joseph – Post-Pop Punk Art: Zines by Artists since 1970
Global & International Studies Building 1122 | 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Branden W. Joseph is the Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at Columbia University. Affiliated with Columbia’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) and Center for Comparative Media (CCM), his research interests include pop art; minimal sculpture; experimental film and film installations; popular, experimental, and minimal music; performance art; paranormal photography; and critical and media theory.
Friday, November 3rd, 2023
Jacquelyn N. Coutré ‒ Curator as Catalyst: Towards a Philosophy of Curating the Old Masters
Eskenazi Museum of Art - Martin Commons in the 3rd floor Center for Education | 4:00 p.m.
With the advent of the professional curator (from the Latin curare, to take care of) by the 18th century, the value of the intellectual and material stewardship of the art collection was asserted. From acquiring new objects to recording provenance to presenting the collection, this multifaceted role centered the object and privileged narratives of completeness and uniqueness within the collection.
This talk will consider the role’s current incarnation, highlighting recent compelling curatorial propositions and imagining the possibilities for curatorial excellence within the realm of historic European art. It will address issues related to the aims of permanent-collection installations versus exhibition presentations and the museum’s “art histories,” while also investigating collaborative knowledge creation in a post-2020 world. Ultimately, it argues for a new definition of the curator, drawing upon historical precedents and new conceptions of curatorial authority.