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On Curating 2: Paradigm Shifts, Book Launch and Panel

Americas Society

May 6, 2016
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This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Americas Society members enjoy reserved seating at this event.

Americas Society’s Visual Arts Program presents On Curating II, a book of interviews with international curators who program exhibitions in cities such as Bogotá, Dakar, Havana, Jakarta, Jerusalem, Lagos, Mumbai, Seoul, and Zagreb. Author Carolee Thea explores the lively system of art biennials thriving around the world—particularly outside Europe and the United States. In this event, Thea speaks with artist Tania Bruguera and curators Steven Henry Madoff (Chair, MA Curatorial Practice SVA), Alexandra Munroe (Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art and the Senior Advisor of Global Arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation), and Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi (Curator of African Art at the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College).

In collaboration with ARTBOOK | D.A.P.

Event Information: Veronica Flom | vflom@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8367
Membership Information: as-coa.org/CulturalCircle | membership@as-coa.org
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384


Tania Bruguera is a Cuban installation and performance artist. She is currently the inaugural artist-in-residence for the City of New York’s Mayor’s office of Immigrant Affairs. Her awards include the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Steven Henry Madoff is a curator, art critic, and poet. He is currently the chair of the Master on Curatorial Practice at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City.

Alexandra Munroe is the Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art and the Senior Advisor of Global Arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation.

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi was born in Nigeria and co-curated the Dak’Art Biennial in 2014. He is the Curator of African Art at the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Nzewi was interviewed in On Curating 2: Paradigm Shifts.

Carolee Thea has become a voice on international curatorial practice. Since 1996, she has authored three books which feature conversations with a selection of the most important biennial curators. Her latest publication is On Curating 2: Paradigm Shifts (2016). Thea has been a contributing editor at Sculpture magazine since 1996, and has written numerous articles for other publications. Thea lives and works in New York City.