TALK SERIES: MARGOT NORTON
Under the title Talk Series, Reykjavík Art Museum, Icelandic Art Centre, and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, are initiating a collaborative visitor program, offering a platform for a 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 the 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.
Margot Norton is Assistant Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. At the New Museum she has curated solo exhibitions by Judith Bernstein, Sarah Charlesworth, Tacita Dean, and Erika Vogt, organized the retrospective exhibition “LLYN FOULKES,” which traveled from the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and worked on group exhibitions; NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, Ghosts in the Machine and Chris Burden: Extreme measures. Norton is currently working on the survey exhibition, Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest on view at the New Museum October 26, 2016—January 15, 2017.
Before she joined the New Museum, Norton worked as Curatorial Assistant on the 2010 Whitney Biennial and in the Drawings Department at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Norton holds a Masters Degree in Curatorial Studies from Columbia University, she has lectured and published on contemporary art.
Norton will curate the Sequences Art Festival in Iceland 2017. Her lecture will be held Thursday February 16th, 2017, at 20:00 in Hafnarhús, the Reykjavík Art Museum.
Events will take place in English and are open to everyone, free of charge.