Yasmil Raymond - Making the Band: Curatorial Collaborations at MoMA

(07.6.2017, 16:00-17:30, Hensen, 14 Gdaliyahu Alon st. Jerusalem., )

Yasmil Raymond is the Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Lecture will be held on wed. june 7th , 16:00 at  Hensen, 14 Gdaliyahu Alon st. Jerusalem.

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The first sentence of MoMA’s mission statement states “The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration.” In this talk, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Yasmil Raymond will discuss how these goals were at the heart of three recent exhibitions. Raymond argues that curatorial collaborations are a form of critique, rather than a model of efficiency, with a potential to generate debate and dialogue. In place of the traditionally single-author curator, Raymond sees the collective approach with its pitfalls and potentials as a quest to do justice to the complexity of works of art. What is an exhibition like when it is conceived and developed from the point of view of differences? How are curatorial collaborations able to agitate conventions and energize worn out exhibition models? Why are curatorial collaborations vital to museums for the inner growth of museums?

Yasmil Raymond joined The Museum of Modern Art as Associate Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture in July 2015. Previously, she served as a curator at the of Dia Art Foundation, where she organized exhibitions and projects with artists Allora & Calzadilla (2015), Carl Andre (2014), Thomas Hirschhorn (2013), Jean-Luc Moulène (2012), Yvonne Rainer (2011), Ian Wilson (2015-2011), Robert Whitman (2011), Koo Jeong A (2010), Franz Erhard Walther (2010), and Trisha Brown (2009). Before Dia Art Foundation, she was an associate curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for five years. At the Walker, Ms. Raymond co-curated several seminal exhibitions including, with Philippe Vergne, Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, which won the 2008 award for the “Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally” from the International Association of Art Critics. She also curated solo exhibitions with Tomás Saraceno and Tino Sehgal, and co-curated with Doryun Chong the group exhibition Brave New Worlds. Ms. Raymond was part of the Education Department at MCA Chicago before Walker. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MA from Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies.