Five Questions For: Cecilia Alemani

Artsy Editorial
Dec 21, 2012 6:25PM What artist, artwork(s), or art-related project epitomizes 2012 for you, and why?

Cecilia Alemani: Andra Ursuta and her show “Magical Terrorism” at Ramiken Crucible—the best show of 2012 by one of the most promising artists in New York. What work from’s Art of Gifting collection would you most like to give?

CA: Sara VanDerBeek’s photographs. In an ideal world, what other artworks would you like under your tree?

CA: Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills, Paul McCarthy’s White Snow and Dopey, and a painting by Agnes Martin. Are there artist(s) you will be watching in 2013? If so, whom?

CA: Larry Bamburg, Mariana Castillo Deball, and Leonor Antunes. Can you share with us your favorite holiday film or production?

A Charlie Brown Christmas.

About Cecilia: Cecilia Alemani is the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator and Director of High Line Art, which is presented by Friends of the High Line. High Line Art commissions and produces public art projects on and around the High Line. Alemani also curates Frieze Projects for Frieze Art Fair, New York (2012-2013),was a guest curator for Performa 11, New York (2011), served as Curatorial Director for X Initiative, New York (2009 – 2010), and co-founded No Soul For Sale, a festival of independent spaces, New York (2009).

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Portrait by Tom Medwell, courtesy of Friends of the High Line.

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