Two-day conference on Marcel Broodthaers:
“Unraveling M.B.”

Two-day conference on Marcel Broodthaers:
“Unraveling M.B.”

Hunter College

Marcel Broodthaers, Mon cher Jacques, Open Letter, 07-21-1969 (detail). Collection Todd Alden, New York.
May 2, 2016
Two-day conference on Marcel Broodthaers: “Unraveling M.B.”

On the occasion of Marcel Broodthaers’s MoMA retrospective

Friday, May 13–Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hunter College
Kossak Lecture Hall
North Building, room 1527, 15th floor
69th Street between Lexington and Park avenues
New York


Rachel Haidu: M.B., Belgium, Empire
Anne Rorimer: Magritte, mussels, and the Museum, 1964–1976
Gabriele Mackert: A mes amis. On M.B.’s Open Letter from 6-7-1968
Todd Alden: No ordinary publicity: M.B.’s ephemera


Trevor Stark: Language’s deficiencies: M.B.’s Mallarmé
Jean-Philippe Antoine: The poet as artist as poet. Musings on some late works
Rosalind Krauss: M.B. and the “right” to speak

Thierry de Duve: The Section des Figures: non-art in reverse
Sabine Folie: The artist as director as curator
Cathleen Chaffee: New tricks, new schemes: A comic leitmotif
Michal Ron: Enfants non admis. Arriving late to M.B.’s Museum

General round table


About the conference
“Unraveling M.B.” seeks to bring together several generations of scholars from the academic, the museum and the gallery worlds for in-depth exchanges on the work of the Belgian artist, Marcel Broodthaers (1924–76). The conference is held on the occasion of the artist’s major retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, curated by Christophe Cherix. It is organized by Thierry de Duve, Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor and Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College, with the assistance of Mia Kang. The conference is supported by programming funds from the Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professorship Endowment.
This conference is free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Please RSVP

–Todd Alden is a writer, founder and Director of Alden Projects, New York.
–Jean-Philippe Antoine is Professor of Aesthetics and Contemporary Art Theory at Paris 8 University.
–Cathleen Chaffee is Senior Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY.
–Thierry de Duve is Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College.
–Sabine Folie is an art historian and independent curator, and former Director of the Generali Foundation, Vienna.
–Rachel Haidu is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester, NY.
–Rosalind Krauss is University Professor in the Department of Art History at Columbia University, New York.
–Gabriele Mackert is a curator, author and lecturer at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.
–Michal B. Ron is a PhD Candidate at the Free University of Berlin.
–Anne Rorimer is a freelance curator and art historian, and former curator at the Art Institute of Chicago.
–Trevor Stark is a PhD Candidate at Harvard University, and a predoctoral fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Kossak Lecture Hall is located on the 15th floor of Hunter College’s North Building, room 1527. Entrance to the North Building is on the south side of 69th Street between Lexington and Park avenues. Take the A bank elevators to the 15th floor and follow signs to 1527. Closest subway is the 6 train at 68th Street Hunter College.

Department of Art and Art History
The Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College comprises a nationally ranked and internationally recognized Studio Art MFA program; an MA program that boasts the largest Art History faculty in the City University of New York system, with significant strengths in modern European and Latin American art and a strong research profile across the discipline’s geographic and chronological fields; four galleries mounting student-researched professional caliber exhibitions; and robust and diverse undergraduate programs in both Studio Art and Art History.

Hunter College
Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country and famous for the diversity of its student body, which is as diverse as New York City itself. There are 1,700 full- and part-time members of Hunter’s faculty and more than 23,000 students currently attend Hunter, pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 areas of study.


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