Talk with Curator Helen Molesworth

  • Thu 21 July 2016
  • 7 pm

Join us when Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles CA speaks about the current exhibition, ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016.’ She has written extensively about both sculpture and feminism – as practice, history, and institutional model. From 2010 – 2014, Molesworth was the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston, Boston MA, where she assembled one-person exhibitions of artists Steve Locke, Catherine Opie, Josiah McElheny, and Amy Sillman, and the group exhibitions ‘Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957,’ ‘Dance/Draw,’ and ‘This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s.’ As head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge MA, she presented an exhibition of photographs by Moyra Davey and ‘ACT UP NY: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis 1987-1993.’ From 2002 to 2007 she was the Chief Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH, where she organized the first US retrospectives of Louise Lawler and Luc Tuymans, as well as ‘Part Object Part Sculpture,’ which examined the influence of Marcel Duchamp’s erotic objects. While Curator of Contemporary Art at The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD from 2000 – 2002, she arranged ‘Work Ethic,’ which traced the problem of artistic labor in post-1960s art. She is the author of numerous catalogue essays and her writing has appeared in publications such as Artforum, Art Journal, Documents, and October. The recipient of the 2011 Bard Center for Curatorial Studies Award for Curatorial Excellence, she is currently at work on monographic surveys of the Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino and the Chicago-based painter Kerry James Marshall. This event is free, but reservation is required. Click here to reserve a place.