CURATING THE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY & MUSEUM

Friday, 6 June 2014 3-5PM, SME #406

UC San Diego, Structural and Materials Engineering Bldg (SME) Presentation Space #406
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

The Discursive and Curatorial Productions initiative is pleased to host a conversation with the UC San Diego, Department of Visual Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

For the last twenty years the University and Museum have engaged leading figures of the art world through the Russell Lecture program. Building on this platform, a new graduate student seminar was launched at the Department of Visual Arts by MCASD’s curatorial team. The course considered the programmatic activities of a contemporary art museum and was team-taught by the Museum's David C. Copley Director and CEO Hugh Davies, Chief Curator Kathryn Kanjo, and Associate Curator Jill Dawsey. As part of the course, Art History, Theory and Criticism Ph.D. student Noni Brynjolson was selected to organize an exhibition at the Museum. The exhibition, On the Beach, featured works from MCASD’s permanent collection that portray the beach as a unique site of social interaction.

The event will be moderated by Professor John C. Welchman and will begin with a discussion between course curators and visual arts graduate students, followed by some background information about the Russell collaboration, and will conclude with a larger conversation about possibilities for the future of curating.

Conversation Participants:

Noni Brynjolson, Ph.D. Student in Art History Theory an Criticism, UC San Diego

Norman Bryson, Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism, UC San Diego

Jordan Crandall, Professor and Chair of the Department of Visual Arts, UC San Diego

Hugh Davies, David C. Copley Director and CEO, MCASD

Jill Dawsey, Associate Curator, MCASD

Kathryn Kanjo, Chief Curator, MCASD

Mariana Wardwell, Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism, UC San Diego

John C. Welchman, Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism, UC San Diego

About DCP
The UC San Diego Visual Arts Department Discursive and Curatorial Productions Initiative is a space designed for critical dialogue and experimentation in curatorial and discursive practices, with workshops for research into art practice, the aesthetics of materialization, and the cognitive and pedagogical potential of aesthetics.

The DCP is led by Visual Arts Faculty Elizabeth Newsome, Kuiyi Shen, Mariana Wardwell and a team of PhD Students.

Related Links:

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
http://www.mcasd.org/

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