Brown/RISD Curatorial Lectures 2011

Co-organized by the Division of Graduate Studies and the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Culture and Media Studies and the Creative Arts Council at Brown University.

Dan Cameron

Art Rebuilds a Community: Prospect 1 New Orleans
March 1 - 6:30 p.m.
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Studio 1
154 Angell Street, Providence, RI

Dan Cameron is Founder and Artistic Director of U.S. Biennial, which organizes the Prospect New Orleans biennial and related exhibitions. From 2007-2010, Cameron also served as Director of Visual Arts for the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, where he presented solo projects by artists Luis Cruz Azaceta, Tony Feher and Peter Saul, as well as the group exhibitions Something from Nothing, Make-it-Right, Previously on Piety, Interplay, and Hot Up Here. Cameron was Senior Curator at the New Museum from 1995 to 2006, where he organized numerous well-known group and solo exhibitions. In 2003 Cameron served as Artistic Director for the 8th Istanbul Biennial, entitled Poetic Justice, and in 2006 he co-organized the 10th Taipei Biennial, Dirty Yoga. Since 2002, Cameron has served as Senior Curator for Next Wave Visual Art at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), where he organizes an annual exhibition of emerging Brooklyn-based artists. Cameron is a member of the Board of Advisors of Hermitage Artist Retreat in Florida, and sits on the Board of Directors for Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. In 2010 Cameron was Guest Professor for the International Curator Course of the Gwangju Biennale in So. Korea, and since 2006 he has taught on the MFA faculty at the School of Visual Arts, New York.

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Yvonne Force Villareal and Doreen Remen

Circuits of Production
March 15 - 6:30 p.m.
RISD Museum, Michael P. Metcalf Auditorium
20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

Yvonne Force Villareal and Doreen Remen are the co-founders of Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art.

Yvonne Force began her public career in the arts in 1995 as the President/Founder of Yvonne Force Inc., a company backed in part by the late Mr. Laurance S. Rockefeller and established to support young contemporary artists by acquiring/lending their work. Force graduated from RISD in 1988 with a degree in Fine Arts. She has served as a Board member for White Columns since 1995. Force has lectured at Frieze Art Fair, Yale University, SVA, FIT, Art Center in Pasadena and Museum of Modern Art, NY. She appeared as a guest judge in the Bravo series “Work of Art” and has made appearances on Plum TV, Morning Style/Vogue TV, “Art Star”, and HDTV documentaries on Jeff Koons, Noble & Webster and Matthew Barney. She has been the subject of photographs and paintings by Alex Katz, Lisa Yuskavage, Steven Klein, Wolfgang Tillmans, Juergen Teller, Todd Eberle and Mario Testino. Force frequently appears on the society and style pages of newspapers and magazines.

Doreen Remen graduated in 1989 from The Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture. She received a Masters degree in Architecture from Columbia University in 1991. In 2005 Remen established Art Production Fund’s Visual Artist Music Program - collaborations between pop performers and visual artists. Completed videos were seen on PBS, BETJ, The Margaret Mead Film Festival and in exhibitions at The Bronx Museum, Fondazion Cartier, and The Film Forum in NYC. She and her husband are notable art collectors and attend international art fairs and frequent art openings. Remen is also a supporter and contributor to Free Arts for Abused Children, Success for Kids, and Women for Women International.

Watch Yvonne and Doreen's lecture here:

Joao Ribas

What Will We Do With the Contemporary?
March 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Studio 1, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street, Providence, RI

João Ribas is Curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. He was previously Curator at The Drawing Center in New York. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Guardian UnlimitedArt ReviewThe New York SunFlash Art,Time Out New York, and the Review of Contemporary Fiction. He is a former editor at Art Review and LTB Media. He is the curator of over thirty exhibitions and the winner of an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award (2010), and two consecutive AICA Awards for Best Exhibition in a Non-Profit Space for Frederick Kiesler: Co-Realities, The Drawing Center, 2008, and Unica Zurn: Dark Spring, The Drawing Center, 2009. He has contributed essays to numerous exhibition catalogs and monographs, and has been a visiting lecturer for institutions and organizations such as Secession, Vienna; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Columbia University; New York University; Rhode Island School of Design (RISD); Cranbrook Academy of Art; Maison de La Culture du Monde, Paris; Boston University; and The Cooper Union. He was previously adjunct faculty at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

Watch Joao's lecture here:

Roselee Goldberg

Curating the Future: Performa Commissions
April 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Studio 1, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street, Providence, RI

RoseLee Goldberg is an art historian, critic, curator and author whose book Performance Art from Futurism to the Present, first published in 1979, pioneered the study of performance art. A graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art (London University), she was director of the Royal College of Art Gallery in London and curator at The Kitchen in New York. In 1990 she organized 'Six Evenings of Performance' as part of the acclaimed exhibition 'High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture' at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Author of Performance: Live Art Since 1960 and Laurie Anderson, she is a frequent contributor to Artforum and other magazines. In 2005, she organized the first biennial of performance art. In 2001-02 Goldberg originated and produced Logic of the Birds, a full length multimedia production by Iranian born artist Shirin Neshat in collaboration with singer Sussan Deyhim, which premiered at the Lincoln Center Summer Festival in 2002 and toured to the Walker Art Institute in Minneapolis and to Artangel in London. Goldberg has lectured at the Architectural Association in London, California Institute of the Arts, Yale University, Princeton University and Tate Modern, and has taught at New York University since 1987. She is the Founding Director of PERFORMA.