Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Monday, March 24, 2014 at 12pm

VCU Student Commons Theater

Christov-Bakargiev is a curator, author and researcher interested in the historical avant-garde and contemporary art. Named 2012’s most powerful person in the art world by Art Review’s Power 100 listings, Christov-Bakargiev was artistic director of dOCUMENTA(13) from 2008-20012, which took place in Kassel, Germany, and held workshops, seminars and exhibitions in Alexandria, Egypt; Kabul, Afghanistan; and Banff, Canada. Her stewardship of dOCUMENTA(13), considered to be one of the most intellectual and significant exhibitions in the art world, renewed one of the exhibition’s primal intentions to enlist culture as an agent of reconstruction, healing and dialogue. Previously she has served as Artistic Director of the 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008) and Chief Curator at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art (2002-08). Christov-Bakargiev was also a Senior Curator at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center—a MoMa affiliate in New York from 1991-2001. Her books include William Kentridge (1998 ), Arte Povera (1999), and for dOCUMENTA(13) the 100 Notes–100 Thoughts series as well as The Book of Books (2011–12).  Currently the Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor at Northwestern University, in the Spring of 2013 Christov-Barkargiev was the Menschel Visiting Professor of Art at Cooper Union.

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