Please join us for a lecture by Catherine David, Deputy Director, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, on her past and current curatorial projects. The event is a co-presentation between MoMA’s post presents and Independent Curators International’s (ICI) Curator’s Perspectives.
Catherine David is the deputy director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, where she has spearheaded an internationally diverse program. From 1982 to 1990 David was curator at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and from 1990 to 1994 she was curator at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris. From 1994 to 1997 David served as artistic director for documenta X in Kassel, Germany (1997), and since 1998 she has been director of the long-term project Contemporary Arab Representations, which began at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona. Between 2002 and 2004 David was director of the Witte de With Center of Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Admission is free but RSVP is required. Space is limited and seating will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP to [email protected] with CATHERINE in the subject line.
Founded in 2009, C-MAP emerged from a long history of international outreach at the Museum. The initiative is currently organized into four research groups that respectively focus on modern and contemporary art produced in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The C-MAP group members include senior and junior staff from across the Museum’s departments. Each group invites eminent scholars, artists, and curators to lead regular seminars at the Museum according to a geographically focused curriculum and conducts research trips to build local contacts and firsthand knowledge. A website, post, devoted to art and the history of modernism in a global context, makes C-MAP research available to a broader public. As a result of these combined efforts, C-MAP’s goal is to nourish a nuanced understanding of the histories and legacies of modernism throughout the Museum’s programs and exhibitions.
post presents is a series of talks devoted to the cross-geographical consideration of modern and contemporary art. The sessions are an extension of post, MoMA’s online platform devoted to art from a global perspective. The Museum of Modern Art’s Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) initiative, of which post is part, is supported by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art. Additional funding is provided by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Adriana Cisneros de Griffin, and Marlene Hess. Special thanks to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for founding support of C-MAP and post.
Curator’s Perspective is an itinerant public discussion series ICI developed as a way for national and international curators to share their research and experiences with audiences in New York. Practitioners discuss what they are most interested in at the moment, including the artists and the sociopolitical contexts that are shaping practices now. The Curator’s Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Hartfield Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund.