February 21, 2016 - The Jewish Museum - Unorthodox
February 21, 2016

The Jewish Museum

On view through March 27, 2016

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10128

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The Jewish Museum's current exhibition Unorthodox features 200 works by 55 contemporary, cross-generational, and global artists whose practices mix forms and genres without concern for artistic conventions. Inspired by the Jewish tradition of dialogue and debate, Unorthodox aims to break with cultural and artistic uniformity, proposing a nonconformist engagement with art. 

Unorthodox: On Museums
Symposium at the Jewish Museum
Sunday, February 28, 2–6:30pm

Presented in collaboration with New York University's Program in Museum Studies, this symposium gathers 13 of the most influential museum directors and curators from around the world to discuss unconventional approaches to programming at their various institutions. The participants consider how museums can cater to increasingly broad audiences while remaining at the forefront of intellectual, political, and artistic dialogue. In this context, we ask: What counts as orthodoxy and what can be considered truly unorthodox in museum practice today?

Program and participants:
Introduction by Jens Hoffmann (Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, Jewish Museum)

Presentation by Vasif Kortun (Director of Research and Programs, SALT Istanbul)

Panel discussion with Peter Eleey (Associate Director of Exhibitions and Programs, MoMA PS1), Massimiliano Gioni (Artistic Director, New Museum), Jessica Morgan (Director, Dia Art Foundation), Nancy Spector (Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum). Moderated by Bruce Altshuler (Director, Program in Museum Studies, New York University)

Presentation by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (Director, Castello di Rivoli)

Panel discussion with Thelma Golden (Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem), Kathy Halbreich (Associate Director, The Museum of Modern Art), Ruba Katrib (Curator, SculptureCenter), Scott Rothkopf (Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art). Moderated by Jens Hoffmann

Presentation by Adriano Pedrosa (Artistic Director, São Paulo Museum of Art)

Tickets and more information

Additional program related to the exhibition: Unorthodox: On Philosophy, Tuesday, March 22, 7pm, at 92Y.

Programming for Unorthodox is made possible, in part, by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations. 

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