Conceptual Art
Explore the fundamentals of the Modern’s permanent collection through these chronological gallery talks led by scholars in art and art history.

Sean Dockray, artist, writer, and founding director of Telic Arts Exchange in Los Angeles, California, has initiated critical and innovative projects, including The Public School and AAAARG.ORG. For Tuesday Evenings, he presents Exhibitability, a reflection on the sometimes destructive threshold he observed while running an art space as well as his own queries on alternatives to the exhibition model.

 

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

May 5, 2011

A lively discussion about what regionalism means to the art world of the 21st century.

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

Dan Cameron is a renowned contemporary art curator known for his enthusiasm and activism, having founded and currently serving as the Artistic Director of U.S. Biennial, which organizes the Prospect New Orleans biennial and related exhibitions. Prospect 1 was a post Katrina effort that received critical acclaim and notoriety for its quality and outreach and Prospect 2 is scheduled for fall 2011. Among other positions, Cameron served for eleven years as Senior Curator of the New Museum in New York, was the Artistic Director for the 8th Istanbul Biennial and co-organizer of the 2006 Taipei Biennial, indicating the breadth and depth of his perspective and expectations of contemporary art. For Tuesday Evenings Cameron talks about how contemporary art can help restore a city's self-image following a major catastrophe, and in the case of a city as heavily dependent on tourism as New Orleans, provide an important economic boost through a cultural sector that has never been looked to in the past for economic development in his presentation Reclaiming a City through Art.

Simon Lee, a British artist living in Brooklyn, is known for his thoughtful presentations of light projection and the resulting narratives that grow from found imagery and common objects or occurrences in his stunning films, photographs, and performances. For Tuesday Evenings, Lee joins accomplished musician Algis Kizys for a screening of their recently produced Where is the Black Beast?, a spell-binding, episodic film based on CROW: The Life and Songs of the Crow, by poet Ted Hughe, as well as some of Lee’s other works and collaborations with Kizys. A 30-minute Q&A will follow the screenings and presentation, giving the audience an opportunity to inquire about the conceptual and practical processes that produced such compelling work.

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

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