University Art Institute Keynote Lecture by Robert Storr
Thursday, January 10, 2008, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Robert Storr is an internationally renowned curator, critic, academic, and artist. He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981 and writes frequently for Artforum, Parkett, Art Press, and Frieze. From 1990 to 2000 he was the Museum of Modern Art’s contemporary curator. Storr is currently Dean of the Yale School of Art and Consulting Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is Director of the 2007 Venice Biennale, Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense.
In conjunction with the closing of Kim Jones: A Retrospective, Storr will speak on Jones and his work’s inclusion in the 2007 Venice Biennale and at Site Santa Fe in 2004. This lecture will also conclude the Henry’s University Art Institute, an annual initiative that develops and expands opportunities for dialogue, access, and participation in specific Henry exhibitions. This year’s Institute considers the legacy of the Vietnam War as portrayed in the work of An-My Lê and Kim Jones, and explores how we image, record, and discuss war in contemporary society.