|This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday through April 8. Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Museum’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Free admission tickets (limit two) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during the series (general admission applies).
Café Modern serves cocktails, salads, and appetizers from 5 to 7 pm on Tuesday nights during the lecture series
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Stefan Kalmár, Executive Director/Curator, and Richard Birkett,Curator of Artists Space,a nonprofit art gallery and arts organization founded in New York by arts administrator Trudie Grace and critic Irving Sandler in 1972, share their insights into the history and current life of this alternative space that continues to set the bar. As Roberta Smith of the New York Times has proclaimed, “True to its word, Artists Space provides alternatives; they constantly bring to our attention things that for one reason or another are being missed. They remind us that there are other things going on than what is presented by more established institutions.” Artists Space has changed the institutional and economic landscape for contemporary art by lending support to emerging artists and emerging ideas alike, often critically challenging and controversially contributing to the intellectual and artistic status quo in New York City and beyond. The site of provocative discussion and experimentation within contemporary artistic debate, regarding issues including the postmodern image, identity politics, institutional critique, and the AIDS Crisis, Artists Space facilitates between local and global critical dialogue. The current exhibition, Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected By Julie Ault, suggests Artists Space’s mission through the genuine and time capsule-like collection of the artist, writer, and curator Julie Ault, which was aptly described as “a portrait, in objects, not just of one person but of many; the diary of an era that valued community as retold in a time that doesn’t. It’s a view of a collection not as a monument carved in stone, but as energy gathering and dispersing, as a page still being written on” by Holland Cotter in his New York Times review (December 19, 2013).
February 11-David Bates, artist featured in David Bates at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center, in conversation with Tyler Green, Modern Art Notes
February 18-Stefan Kalmár, Executive Director and Curator, and Richard Birkett, Curator, Artists Space, a nonprofit art gallery and arts organization founded in 1972 in the Tribeca area of New York City
February 25-Michael Petry, artist, author, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), London, and Guest Curator for Futurecity, with a book signing of his recent publication Nature Morte: Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition at 6 pm
March 4-HOMECOMING! Committee, an assembly of artists and creatives who seek to develop collaborative projects, as seen with Post Communiqué at the Dallas Museum of Art in 2013
March 11-Triple Canopy, a magazine based in New York since 2007 that has advanced a model for publication that encompasses digital works of art and literature, public conversations, exhibitions, and books
March 18-Cynthia Daignault, artist, musician, 2010 MacDowell Colony Fellow, and recipient of a 2011 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant
March 25-Kenneth Goldsmith, poet and founding editor of online archive UbuWeb who was named this year’s inaugural Poet Laureate of The Museum of Modern Art in New York
April 1-Matthew Buckingham, filmmaker and multimedia artist who teaches professional practice at
Columbia University, attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2003, and received the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Fellowship
April 8-Lucy Skaer, artist who cofounded the collaborative group Henry VIII’s Wives, was shortlisted for the 2003 Beck’s Futures art prize, was a finalist for 2009 Turner Prize, and represented Scotland in the 52nd Venice Biennale