#NerdAlert — Lectures

Horace Vernet , Bertel Thorvaldsen with the Bust of Horace Vernet, 1833, oil on canvas, 38 x 29 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

Horace Vernet , Bertel Thorvaldsen with the Bust of Horace Vernet, 1833, oil on canvas, 38 x 29 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

 

Kathleen MacQueen, presented by the SVA MFA Fine Arts Department. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, October 23, 7:00pm (136 West 21st Street, Room 418F)

A few preoccupations of note:

Photojournalism and the representation of suffering.

Presentation of artworks within the urban environment.

Placing the interpretation of art in the sphere of a shifting continuum where we acknowledge the alteration of cultural and socio-political factors.

Allowing art to “speak with—rather than about—its subject.”

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Donald Baechler in conversation with Glenn O’Brien, presented by the New York Academy of Art. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 pm (111 Franklin St NYC, Wilkinson Hall)

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Lucy Lippard, presented by The New School. Lecture is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 pm (66 West 12th Street)

Lippard is this year’s AICA Distinguished Critic Lecture, the 6th that the New School has hosted for AICA/USA,  in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. The event will address “current issues in the world of art criticism.”

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Marvin Heiferman, presented by the MPS Digital Photography Department. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, November 5, 7:00pm
 (136 West 21st Street, Room 418F)

Curator, writer, and editor who published Photography Changes Everything in 2012 with approximately “80 interdisciplinary texts on photography’s active role in shaping memory, history and experience, and was based on an encyclopedic online project he organized for the Smithsonian.” 

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Jackson Lears, presented by the BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, November 6, 7:00pm
 (SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street)

Lears will discuss “the evolution of ‘the American sublime.’ Originally arising from a Romantic, Protestant faith in the divinity of wild nature, the notion was transformed and fragmented in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Americans came to attach notions of sublimity to technology and celebrity but remained attracted to a more complex vision of nature, one that oscillated between ecological perceptions of dense biodiversity and minimalist conceptions of emptiness and openness—what Wallace Stevens called ‘the empty spirit / in vacant space.’ By the early 21st century, postmodern theorists advanced the idea that nature was culturally constructed. Lears asks: Has any coherent idea of sublimity survived?”

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Bruce Altshuler – Exhibitionism: The Display of Contemporary Art Since 1960, presented by the New York Studio School. Lecture is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 pm (8 West 8th Street)

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The Golden Age of Danish Painting, presented by Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America. Lecture is free and open to the public.

Monday, December 2, 6:30 pm (58 Park Avenue)

“With Dr. Kasper Monrad, National Gallery of Denmark. Painting of the so-called Golden Age (1800-50) is a highlight in Danish art, and over the last few decades Golden Age painters like C.W. Eckersberg, Christen Købke, and J. Th. Lundbye have gained increased recognition in the U.S., as art museums and galleries like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago have acquired a number of their important works. Dr. Kasper Monrad, Chief Curator at the National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst), discusses the rise of the first Copenhagen-based school of painting and Danish painters’ turn toward subjects of everyday life and the study of nature.”

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Karen Wilkin and William Louis-Dreyfus: In Conversation: George Grosz in Germany: Works on Paper, 1913-1925, presented by the New York Studio School. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, December 5, 6:30 pm. (8 West 8th Street)

 

 

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About Lynn Maliszewski, Contributor-at-Large

Lynn Maliszewski is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She curated and composed work for ArtWrit, BOMB Magazine, HAHA Magazine, Hyperallergic, LatinLover, Modern Painters, No.3, Whitehot Magazine, and Whitewall. She is currently the Contributor-at-Large for ON-VERGE, an arts journalism blog sponsored by CUE Art Foundation, until 2013. She hosts her own blog, Contemporaneous Extension, as a compendium of aesthetic interests, archived exhibitions and artists, and uncensored inferences. She has contributed editorially to the College Art Association, the Bushwick Film Festival, Like the Spice Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art.
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