This international summit in celebration of the launch of the Masters in Curatorial Practice at the School of Visual Arts brings together more than twenty prominent curators, museum directors, artists and theorists to discuss the state of today's vastly expanded curatorial field. Three "Position" keynote talks will be given, interspersed among three panels that will engage different aspects of the field: "Thinking Objects," "Remapping the Collection" and "Ecology of the Expanded Curatorial Field." Presented by the MA Curatorial Practice Department and organized by department chair Steven Henry Madoff and deputy chair Jovana Stokic. RSVP to reserve a seat.
Speakers and panelists include: Wassan Al-Khudairi, independent curator and former director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; Daniel Birnbaum, director, Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Saskia Bos, dean, School of Art, The Cooper Union, New York; Ana Paula Cohen, independent curator, São Paulo; Bice Curiger, director, Van Gogh Foundation, Arles; Clémentine Deliss, director, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt; Okwui Enwezor, director, Haus der Kunst, Munich; Eva Franch i Gilabert, director, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; Graham Harman, philosopher, American University in Cairo; Jens Hoffmann, deputy director, Jewish Museum, New York; Maria Lind, director, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; Steven Henry Madoff, chair, MA Curatorial Practice, SVA, New York; Chus Martinez, chief curator, El Museo del Bario, New York; Josiah McElheny, artist, New York; Shamim M. Momin, director, Los Angeles Nomadic Division; Gabi Ngcobo, director, Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg; David A. Ross, former director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and chair, MFA Art Practice, SVA, New York; Jeffrey Schnapp, co-director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University; Simon Sheikh, director, MFA in Curating, Goldsmiths, London; Jovana Stokic, deputy chair, MA Curatorial Practice, SVA, New York; Mick Wilson, director, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg and Ari Wiseman, deputy director, Guggenheim Museum, New York.