Jenny Jaskey is director and curator of the Artist’s Institute at Hunter College; co-editor of Realism Materialism Art, an upcoming publication on the “speculative turn” in philosophy and aesthetics; and contributor to various publications including the Brooklyn Rail. Of particular interest for this presentation is Jaskey’s curatorial innovations and experiences in her position at the Artist’s Institute, a research institution and experimental curatorial platform for contemporary art in New York City. The Institute dedicates its program to a single artist for a six-month season, and that artist’s work becomes the occasion for a series of exhibitions, public programs, and private discussions with leading contemporary thinkers from a variety of disciplines. Jaskey’s role entails long engagements and exchanges with artists such as Haim Steinbach, Lucy McKenzie, and Pierre Huyghe. At the center of the Institute’s approach is a commitment to education, believing that art deserves sustained attention and makes important contributions to intellectual life.
For Tuesday Evenings, Jaskey presents “Spending Time with The Artist’s Institute, New York” as she underscores the importance of time for curatorial practice today and how durational modes of engagement can provoke new ways of seeing and being with art.