A Conversation about Dance with Bill T. Jones and Susan Rethorst

A Conversation about Dance with Bill T. Jones and Susan Rethorst

August 5th, 2013 | Dance, Talks, Videos

“The world doesn’t need you to make a dance. The world doesn’t need me to make a dance. I need to make things.” Recently, two seminal figures of the New York downtown dance world—Bill T. Jones and Susan Rethorst—sat down with Lois Welk, director of… Read More

Meet Kerry James Marshall

Meet Kerry James Marshall

August 2nd, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Paintings, Talks, USA, Videos

Kerry James Marshall is one of the leading contemporary painters of his generation. Over the past twenty-five years, he has become internationally known for monumental images of African American history and culture. Although Kerry James Marshall currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, his time… Read More

Videos: James Turrell at the Guggenheim

Videos: James Turrell at the Guggenheim

James Turrell’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist’s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site specificity in his practice. At its core is Aten Reign (2013), a major… Read More

Maurizio Seracini: The secret lives of paintings

Maurizio Seracini: The secret lives of paintings

Art history is far from set in stone. Engineer Maurizio Seracini uses advanced tools common in engineering and medical labs to unravel centuries-old mysteries of art. He spent 30 years searching for Leonardo da Vinci’s lost fresco “The Battle of Anghiari,” and in the process… Read More

Elizabeth Gilbert on your elusive creative genius

Elizabeth Gilbert on your elusive creative genius

July 9th, 2013 | Inspiration, Talks, Videos

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. Elizabeth Gilbert :… Read More

Profiles: Collecting Art in Lebanon

Profiles: Collecting Art in Lebanon

July 8th, 2013 | Collectors, Lebanon, Shows, Talks, Videos

The American University of Beirut Art Gallery presents the exhibition Profiles: Collecting Art in Lebanon. The exhibition (until August 24, 2013) examines practices of art collecting and art patronage in contemporary Lebanon. On display are ten video interviews conducted with private art collectors and inheritors… Read More

Phil Hansen talks about Limitations and Creativity

Phil Hansen talks about Limitations and Creativity

June 14th, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Inspiration, Talks, Videos

As an art student, Phil Hansen’s intense style of pointillism led to a tremor in his hand and a diagnosis of nerve damage. Devastated, he dropped out and lost his way … until a neurologist suggested he “embrace the shake.” That piece of advice tweaked… Read More

Museums and Austerity

Museums and Austerity

June 14th, 2013 | Business, Museums, Talks, Videos

What will happen to museums in the wake of the Great Recession? What adaptations will be required in the context of protracted austerity? What role can private philanthropy play in upporting museums going forward? How can the vital cultural legacy of European museums be made… Read More

Artists Reinventing the Museum – Sam Durant Talk

Artists Reinventing the Museum – Sam Durant Talk

June 13th, 2013 | Museums, Talks, Videos

What are the functions and role of museums? What are artists’ roles in museums? What #isamuseum? Artist Sam Durant is joined by Toby Tannenbaum (+J. Paul Getty Museum) and Robert Sain (Centre for Living Arts), Pablo Helguera (Museum of Modern Art), and Jessica Cusick (City… Read More

Talk: Why Paola Antonelli brought Pac-Man to MoMA

Talk: Why Paola Antonelli brought Pac-Man to MoMA

May 30th, 2013 | Design, Games, Talks, Videos

When the Museum of Modern Art’s senior curator of architecture and design announced the acquisition of 14 video games in 2012, “all hell broke loose.” In this far-ranging, entertaining, and deeply insightful talk, Paola Antonelli explains why she’s delighted to challenge preconceived ideas about art… Read More