On Wednesday, Nov 18, I'll be giving a lecture at DePauw University on the exhibition Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond, which is currently on view at DePauw's Galleries at Peeler. Click here for more info.
Great review by Amy Haddad in NewCity. "[The] installations powerfully address race, gender, memory and trauma in occupied and abandoned urban spaces. All the exhibited pieces demonstrate how collaborative and creative efforts are making a difference in Chicago’s constantly shifting urban environment."
Columbia Chronicle journalist, Zoe Eitel, interviewed the leaders of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, as well as myself, and highlights Columbia's partnership with this exciting event, and our many accompanying projects.
This Sunday, artist Fereshteh Toosi and I will debut her site-specific installation, On the Line, for the 2nd Terrain Biennial, held in Oak Park, IL and around the world. Sneak preview below:
In March I presented with curators Fionn Meade and Kristan Kennedy, and artists Kirsten Leenaars, Emily Roysdon and Shahryar Nashat at a research summit organized by INOVA curator and director Sara Krajewski at the Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The presentations and conversation focused on the challenges and opportunities of presenting leading edge art forms that are increasingly transdisciplinary, and supporting hybrid work that merges process, performance, conceptual art, technology and research methodologies to create dynamic and varied art experiences.
This August I'll be curating a lovely home in Oak Park as part of the 2nd Terrain Biennial, organized by Sabina Ott, and working alongside a dozen international curators and amazing artists creating public works for this project. Now I get to choose my artist, how fun!
Last weekend, while in NYC to celebrate the Guerrilla Girls' 30th birthday, I followed the actions of the GG's, The Illuminator and G.U.L.F. at various sites around the city. Here's some of my favorite pics, see also ArtNews coverage (using one of my tweets) of G.U.L.F. at the Guggenheim, and Wall Street Journal and NY Arts Magazine coverage of the GG + Illuminator actions at the Whitney Museum and Chelsea gallery district.
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Georgia Museum of Art
LECTURES AND GALLERY TALKS
Neysa Page-Lieberman, curator of "Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond" and director and curator of the department of exhibitions, performance and student spaces at Columbia College, Chicago, will lead a discussion with Frida Kahlo, founding and current member of the Guerrilla Girls. (Former Guerrilla Girl and current Old Grrl, Romaine Brooks, originally scheduled to appear, has had to cancel.) Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. A reception sponsored by the Institute for Women's Studies will follow.Read More
Co-Chairing (with Shelly Rosenblum) a Panel for the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, and sharing a presentation.
Session Title: Engaging Intersections: The Academic Gallery as a Catalyst for Connection
Interdisciplinary Research Models: Examples from the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Shelly Rosenblum, Curator of Academic Programs, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia
Curatorial Collaboration: Organizing a Multidisciplinary Exhibition Through a Student Seminar, Emily Croll, Director, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery
Small Museum, Smaller Staff, and the Importance of Student Involvement, Erika Leppmann, Director, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University
Expanding from the Gallery: How Socially-Engaged Practice Leads to Student Success, Neysa Page-Lieberman, Director and Curator, Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces, Columbia College Chicago