Curating the Curatorial: SVA MA Curatorial Practice

Curating the Curatorial: SVA MA Curatorial Practice

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Leong Leong, Past Futures, Present, Futures. Exhibition view, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York. Photo: Naho Kubota.
October 21, 2013
Curating the Curatorial: SVA MA Curatorial Practice

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:30am–6:30pm

School of Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
Free & open to the public

Organized by Steven Henry Madoff, Chair, and Jovana Stokic, Deputy Chair, SVA MA Curatorial Practice

This international summit in celebration of the launch of the Masters in Curatorial Practice at the School of Visual Arts brings together more than twenty prominent curators, museum directors, artists, and theorists to discuss the state of the vastly expanded curatorial field today. Three “Position” keynote talks will be given, interspersed among three panels that will engage different aspects of the field: “Thinking Objects,” “Remapping the Collection,” and “Ecology of the Expanded Curatorial Field.”

Panelists and speakers include Wassan Al-Khudairi, independent curator and former director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha – Daniel Birnbaum, director, Moderna Museet, Stockholm – Saskia Bos, dean, School of Art, The Cooper Union, New York – Ana Paula Cohen, independent curator, São Paulo – Bice Curiger, director, Van Gogh Foundation, Arles – Clémentine Deliss, director, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt – Okwui Enwezor, director, Haus der Kunst, Munich – Eva Franch i Gilabert, director, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York – Graham Harman, philosopher, American University in Cairo – Jens Hoffmann, deputy director, Jewish Museum, New York – Maria Lind, director, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm – Steven Henry Madoff, chair, Masters in Curatorial Practice, SVA, New York – Chus Martinez, chief curator, El Museo del Barrio, New York – Josiah McElheny, artist, New York – Shamim M. Momin, director, Los Angeles Nomadic Division – Gabi Ngcobo, director, Center for Historical Reenactments, and lecturer, The Wits School of Art, Johannesburg – David A. Ross, chair, MFA Art Practice, SVA, New York and former director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – Jeffrey Schnapp, co-director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University – Simon Sheikh, director, MFA in Curating, Goldsmiths, London – Jovana Stokic, deputy chair, Masters in Curatorial Practice, SVA, New York – Mick Wilson, director, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg – Ari Wiseman, deputy director, Guggenheim Museum, New York.

For the full program of the Curating the Curatorial international summit, go to

The summit is followed in the SVA Theatre at 7:30 p.m. by an open house information session for those interested in applying to the MA Curatorial Practice. For more information about the open house and to register for it, please click here.

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