Nicolas Bourriaud (b. 1965) is a French curator, writer, art critic, and author of theoretical essays on contemporary art. Bourriaud was the Gulbenkian curator of contemporary art at Tate Britain, London, where he curated The Tate Triennial: Altermodern (2009). He co-founded and was co-director of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, from 1999 to 2006.
“A more modest and perhaps more fruitful approach might be to consider the fragments of memory in terms of geography. In every life we would find continents, islands, deserts, swamps, overpopulated territories and terrae incognitae. We could draw the map of such a memory and extract images from it with greater ease (and truthfulness) than from tales and legends.
October 6– “The Public Object: On Sculpture and Thingness in Public Space”
What makes an object a sculpture? What makes a thing recognizable as art? How does the public realm shape these questions differently than the white cube?
September 29–LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is a poet, sound artist, and author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013).
Join us at the Modern on Father’s Day and give dad the experience of trying his hand at something new – casting a fly rod! The team from Backwoods will be out on the reflecting pool from 11 am to 1 pm demonstrating the art of casting, sharing advice, and giving patrons the opportunity to try it for themselves.
Have you made reservations for Father's Day yet? Café Modern will feature a few Father's Day specials in addition to the regular menu. Please call 817.840.2157 for reservations.
April 21—Laurie Simmons is a New York–based artist and filmmaker renowned since the mid-1970s for her psychologically and formally profound work.
April 14—Sina Najafi is editor-in-chief of Cabinet magazine, editorial director of Cabinet Books, and, together with Jeffrey Kastner, commissioning editor of the essays for the 2013 Venice Biennale catalogue. Najafi has curated or co-curated a number of exhibitions and projects, including “Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates” at White Columns and the Queens Museum of Art in New York in 2005, which is the subject of this Tuesday Evenings presentation.
April 7—Mario García Torres is a Mexico City–based conceptual artist who addresses the ways in which art and information are constructed over time.
March 31—Philip-Lorca diCorcia, known for creating images poised between documentary and theatrically staged photography, has had a dynamic career with acclaimed international exhibitions, including a major survey of ’his work organized by the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt in 2013 that traveled to the De Pont Museum in Tilburg, Netherlands, and The Hepworth Wakefield in England. DiCorcia employs photography as a fictive medium capable of creating uncanny, complex realities out of seemingly straightforward compositions.