How does our seemingly endless access to information, as a culture, affect contemporary art practice? How does it change the way curators research and advance their work?
These questions and more will be at the heart of the Curatorial Panel on Contemporary Art Research, a discussion organized by the national arts service organization Artadia. The panel discussion, hosted by the Art Libraries Society of New England and the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 6:30-8:30 PM at the Simmons Conference Room at Simmons College in Boston. From the announcement:
This panel gathers curators from both coasts to share their perspectives on contemporary art research. They will consider how the global menu of information resources available these days influences their work, how they access (and preserve) what they need and what role libraries play in their research.
Pieranna Cavalchini, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Mary Ellyn Johnson, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute
Jen Mergel, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
João Ribas, MIT List Visual Arts Center
Mary Schneider Enriquez, Harvard Art Museum
Lisa Tung, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Moderator: Amanda Bowen, Harvard Fine Arts Library
Curatorial Panel on Contemporary Art Research
Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 6:30-8:30 PM
Simmons Conference Room, Simmons College
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
Free and open to the public.
Image: Evelyn Rydz, DRIFTING ISLAND #5 (2009), photo by Clements/ Howcroft. Evelyn was one of the Artist Fellows selected by Curatorial Panel participant João Ribas when he served as an MCC Drawing Artist Fellowships panelist in 2010.