Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
13. 11 2012
Talk Series: David Ross

Thursday 15 November 8 p.m. in Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús

 

American curator, former museum director and professor David Ross is the fourth participant in TALK Series, a collaborative lecture program initiated by the Icelandic Art Center, the Reykjavik Art Museum and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts.

 

Ross, an expert on the history of video art, performance and new media, will look specifically into the evolution of video practice within the development of the modern museum and its ability to adapt to the new medium. Ross has been an influential figure and organized various projects in the field, including a Bill Viola retrospective at Whitney Museum of American Art (traveling exhibition). He is a former director at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art as well as the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art. He has also curated at University Art Museum, Berkeley, Long Beach Museum of Art and Everson Museum of Art and various independent exhibitions internationally. He is the current Chairman of the MFA: Art Practice program at School of Visual Art SVA, New York.

 

Under the title TALK Lecture &Visitor Series, Reykjavik Art Museum, Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts are initiating a collaborative visitor program, offering a platform for continual professional-, international encounter to take place in Iceland. Comprising visits by ground-breaking figures in the visual arts, this program initiative will bring to Icelandic art community, as well as to the public at large, the burgeoning ideas and diverse practices that define the terms and shape the dialogue within the international contemporary art scene.

David A. Ross is the current Chairman of the MFA: Art Practice program at School of Visual Art SVA, New York and a former director at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Boston Institute of Contemporary Art. He has curated at University Art Museum, Berkeley, Long Beach Museum of Art and Everson Museum of Art and various independent exhibitions internationally. He is an expert on the history of video art and performance and new media and has organized various projects in the field including a Bill Viola retrospective at Whitney Museum of American Art (traveling exhibition).

The American Embassy in Iceland is the main sponsor for TALK Lecture &Visitor Series 2012

 

The lecture will take place in English, and is open to everyone, free of charge. Further information about the program can be found here.