The Armory Show 2019: Programming
Photograph by BFA | Courtesy of The Armory Show. A performance by Amalia Pica at König Galerie.
The Armory Show announced today details of the public programming that will take place Thursday, March 7, through Sunday, March 10. Armory Live will convene prominent art world figures for a series of thought-provoking conversations and panels that are open to the public, while the second annual Curatorial Leadership Summit will offer invited curators for a half-day closed-door program, followed by a public-access talk.
The second annual Curatorial Leadership Summit, chaired by Dan Byers, Director, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, will assemble prominent curators for a daylong program of discussions that will consider the role of history in present curatorial work and artistic practice. In a closed door conversation, invited curators will explore and debate the balance between confronting contemporary social and political conditions and addressing the effect of these issues in the past. Byers will lead the conversation with Johanna Burton, Director, Wexner Center for the Arts; Connie Butler, Chief Curator, Hammer Museum; Valerie Cassel Oliver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Meg Onli, Assistant Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum. The closed-door session will be followed by a public-access talk between Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator of Special Projects in Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and artist Nick Mauss, who will use two recent major projects as a backdrop for a conversation about artistic and curatorial practice, and the relationships between vanguard art and other modes of creativity in the history of modernism.
This year, Armory Live takes the fair’s 25th Anniversary as a point of departure to consider the significant developments in production, experience, criticism, and patronage in the arts over the last quarter-century. All Armory Live events take place in the Armory Live Theater on Pier 94, and are free and open to the public. Highlights will include writer and curator Christian Viveros-Fauné, Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Elisabeth Sussman, and critic Ben Davis, who will use the infamous 1993 Whitney Biennial as a springboard to address how institutions show political art today; ARTnews Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas, writers Linda Yablonsky and Maura Reilly, gallerist Mitchell Algus, and artist Betty Tompkins will take stock of the great American culture wars, considering how notions of sexuality and provocation have changed over the last twenty-five years; Sally Tallant, Executive Director of the Queens Museum, will lead a discussion on the shifting relevancy of biennials with Bige Örer, Director of the Istanbul Biennial, Candice Hopkins, Senior Curator, Toronto Biennial of Art, and artist Ryan Gander; Charlotte Burns, Executive Editor of In Other Words, writer Antwaun Sargent, artist Paul Anthony Smith, and Lauren Haynes, Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, will reflect on the methodologies currently being used to rewrite historical narratives, probing what aspects of the American identity remain unaddressed and overlooked; in conjunction with the presentation of peter campus’ work at The Armory Show and his first museum survey in the United States—video ergo sum, opening on March 6th at the Bronx Museum—campus will sit down with Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan, Associate Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, to discuss his single-channel videos and video installations dating back to the 1970s; and Artforum’s Senior Editor, Jennifer Krasinski, will chair a conversation on the evolving relationship between artist and critic with artist Carroll Dunham and writers Rhonda Lieberman and Tobi Haslett. The complete schedule of events is below and available at thearmoryshow.com/armory-live.
ARMORY LIVE SCHEDULE
Thursday, March 7 3pm Art as Protest — From 1993 to Now Moderator: Christian Viveros-Fauné, Writer and Curator, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum Participants: Elisabeth Sussman, Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art; Ben Davis, Critic (panel participants in formation)
5pm Who gets to be American? Moderator: Charlotte Burns, Executive Editor, In Other Words, Art Agency Partners Participants: Antwaun Sargent, Writer; Lauren Haynes, Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Paul Anthony Smith, Artist
Friday, March 8 By invitation only 10am Curatorial Leadership Summit Chaired by Dan Byers
The Morals of Representation: Curators, Institutions and the Battle Over Appropriation Dan Byers, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University; Johanna Burton, Director, Wexner Center for the Arts; Connie Butler, Chief Curator, Hammer Museum; Valerie Cassel Oliver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Meg Onli, Assistant Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum
Open to the public 3pm: In Conversation: Lynne Cooke and Nick Mauss Participants: Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator of Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and artist Nick Mauss
5pm: From Investment to Connoisseurship — Debating Major Shifts in Collecting Moderator: Melanie Gerlis, Art Market Columnist, Financial Times Participants: Sean Kelly, Owner, Sean Kelly; Daniel Sallick, Collector; Lisa Schiff, President and Founder, Schiff Fine Art; Pedro Barbosa, Collector; Naomi Baigell, Managing Director, Athena Art Finance Saturday,
March 9 1pm Biennials Then and Now Moderator: Sally Tallant, former Director, Liverpool Biennial Participants: Ryan Gander, Artist; Bige Örer, Director, Istanbul Biennial; Candice Hopkins, Senior Curator, Toronto Biennial of Art
3pm Sex, Provocation, and New York in the ’90s Moderator: Sarah Douglas, Editor in Chief, ARTnews Participants: Linda Yablonsky, Writer; Betty Tompkins, Artist; Mitchell Algus, Founder and Owner, Mitchell Algus Gallery; Maura Reilly, Curator and Writer
Sunday, March 10 1pm Creative Control — Criticism as Art, and Art as Criticism Moderator: Jennifer Krasinski, Senior Editor, Artforum Participants: Rhonda Lieberman, Writer and Artist, Contributing Editor, Artforum; Carroll Dunham, Artist and Critic; Tobi Haslett, Writer and Critic
3pm In Conversation: peter campus and Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan Participants: peter campus, Artist; Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan, Associate Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery