“The Painters’ Table: Abstract and Otherwise”

“The Painters’ Table: Abstract and Otherwise”

Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

Left: Exhibition view, Mark Bradford: Sea Monsters, at the Rose Art Museum through December 21, 2014. Photo: Charles Mayer. Right: Mark Bradford, Sea Pig (detail), 2014. Mixed media collage. Courtesy of the artist.
October 16, 2014
“The Painters’ Table: Abstract and Otherwise”

Boston Athenæum
10 1/2 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108


Coincident with the exhibition Mark Bradford: Sea Monsters, the Rose Art Museum will host a symposium on October 23 at the Boston Athenaeum that will address the status and stakes of painting today. Featuring some of the most significant art historians, curators, and artists thinking about contemporary painting, this three-part symposium will traverse art history, historiography, theory, criticism, curatorial thinking, and studio practice to provide a broad sketch of this compelling landscape.

The symposium, titled “The Painters’ Table: Abstract and Otherwise,” is separated into two sessions.


Afternoon session: 2–5pm

Paper presentations, 2pm

Richard Shiff (Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art; Director, Center for the Study of Modernism,University of Texas, Austin)
Suzanne Hudson (Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Southern California)

Curators Roundtable, 4pm

With Russell Ferguson (Adjunct Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles), Mark Godfrey (Curator of International Art, Tate Modern, London), and Laura Hoptman (Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Moderated by Katy Siegel (Curator-at-Large, Rose Art Museum)

Evening session: 6–7pm

Artists panel, 6pm

With Mark Bradford, Laura Owens, David Reed, and Jack Whitten
Moderated by Hamza Walker (Associate Curator; Director of Education, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago)
Reception to follow.

Advance registration is required and can be completed here.

For press inquiries, please contact:
Nina Berger, [email protected] / T +1 617 543 1595


This program is sponsored in part by the Boston Athenaeum and the Hauser & Wirth Gallery and White Cube galleries.


"The Painters’ Table: Abstract and Otherwise," a symposium at the Rose Art Museum

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