Upcoming Special Events
March 16, 10AM – 4PM
SafARI is hosting a discussion between Australian and international speakers exploring the roles and diverse models of artist run initiatives in the region.
The one-day event moderated by Julian Day and Amy Griffiths will examine how different initiatives operate within their immediate social, cultural, political and economic realities.
Panelists include Reza Afisina, Kate Beckingham, Coke Bolipata, Elmer, Plet Borlongan, Will French, Lisa Havilah & Glenn Barkley, Caleb Kelly, Brigid Noone, Lisa Radford, Nick Spratt and Louise Bennett.
The event is free, registration is required. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
When: Sun, Mar 16
Where: Kudos Gallery
6 Napier St, Paddington, NSW
Executive Director, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
March 24 – March 25
Olga Viso on Art at the Centre
When: Mon, Mar 24
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
140 George St, The Rocks
Cost: Free and open to the public by registration only. More info.
This lecture is presented in partnership with the MCA.
Ana Mendieta and Latin American Art: Olga Viso In Conversation with Associate Professor Susan Best
When: Tues, Mar 25
Where: COFA, EG02
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd
Cost: Free and open to the public
Executive Director, Walker Art Center
Olga Viso became Executive Director of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, in January 2008, after 12 years at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, where she began as a curator of contemporary art and ultimately as director. At the Walker, Viso oversees innovative artistic programming across the disciplines, including visual arts and design, performing arts, film and video. Viso is known for her scholarship in contemporary Latin American art and the work of the late performance-based artist Ana Mendieta.
Recent curatorial projects include a major survey of contemporary American sculptor Jim Hodges, which she co-curated with Jeffrey Grove at the Dallas Museum of Art. At the Hirshhorn, she organized or co-organized significant exhibitions of leading artists, including Robert Gober, Guillermo Kuitca, Ana Mendieta and Juan Muñoz. Before joining the Hirshhorn, Viso was a curator at the Norton Museum of Art (West Palm Beach, Florida), and held curatorial and administrative positions at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, Georgia). She currently is on the Board of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York and has been a trustee at the American Association of Museum Directors. In 2013 she was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Council on the Arts.
Associate Professor Susan Best
Susan Best teaches art history and theory at the University of NSW. Her book, Visualizing Feeling: Affect and the feminine avant-garde, examines the work of Ana Mendieta alongside Lygia Clark, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Eva Hesse.
When: Mar 24 – 25
Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road