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November 28, 2015

Foundation To-Life Arthur and Carol Kaufman Goldberg Visiting Curator Fabrice Stroun in conversation with Andrea Blum

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Fabrice Stroun. Courtesy of the curator.

The Hunter College Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce a public conversation on contemporary art and curatorial practice with Fabrice Stroun, the fall 2015 Foundation To-Life, Inc. Arthur and Carol Kaufman Goldberg Visiting Curator, to be held on Wednesday, December 2 at 7pm in the Roosevelt House auditorium. An integral part of Hunter College since 1943, Roosevelt House is located at 47-49 East 65th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues in Manhattan. Fabrice Stroun will be in conversation with artist and Hunter College professor Andrea Blum.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Fabrice Stroun is an internationally known independent curator whose practice is focused on intensive and repeated collaborations with artists. He has worked multiple times with a core group of artists that includes Ericka Beckman, Josephine Pryde, Steven Parrino, Jim Shaw, Mai-Thu Perret, Rochelle Feinstein, and Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff. Over the past two decades, he has produced more than 50 solo and group exhibitions in a variety of public institutions across Europe, including Mamco: Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain and CAC: Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva; Le Magasin in Grenoble; Le Palais de Tokyo in Paris; and La Villa Médicis in Rome. From 1999 to 2001, he was the co-director of the Geneva-based art space Forde, with the artist Mai-Thu Perret, and in 2004, he co-founded Hard Hat, a gallery and art publisher, also based in Geneva. From 2011 to 2015, Stroun was the director and chief curator of Kunsthalle Bern. As a writer and an editor, he has collaborated on numerous monographic publications, and has contributed articles to periodicals such as Artforum, Frieze, Flash Art, and Parkett.

The Foundation To-Life, Inc. Arthur and Carol Kaufman Goldberg Curatorial Workshops are designed to bring curators of international stature to the Hunter campus to work with students in the MA program in Art History and the MFA program in Studio Art for an extended period of time. Mr. Stroun is the third Foundation To-Life curator, following Ann Goldstein and Hamza Walker. During his two-week residency, Mr. Stroun will meet with students, individually and in small groups, and participate in curatorial seminars taught by Hunter faculty. The Foundation To-Life Curatorial Workshop program recognizes the curatorial interests and ambitions of Hunter students and the Hunter College Art Galleries’ longstanding commitment to exhibitions whose themes, theses, and checklists have been developed and honed by our students. In the past few years, faculty-initiated, seminar-based exhibitions have included Boundless Reality: Traveler Artists’ Landscapes of Latin America from The Patricia Phelps De Cisneros Collection, currently on view in Hunter’s Leubsdorf Gallery; Open Work in Latin America, New York & Beyond: Conceptualism Reconsidered 1967–1978 (2013); Peripheral Visions: Italian Photography in Context, 1950s–Present (2012); and Objects of Devotion and Desire: Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art (2011).

 

 

Foundation To-Life Arthur and Carol Kaufman Goldberg Visiting Curator Fabrice Stroun in conversation with Andrea Blum at Hunter College

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