During the residencies, visiting artists, art critics, curators, and art historians from throughout the art world join the community and become active participants in the dialogues about art and art-making.
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The Art Talks Lecture Series is sponsored by The Lesley University College of Art and Design MFA in Visual Arts Program and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
From the Rose Art Museum, Mark Bradford "Father You Have Murdered Me"
Commissioner and Co-Curator, 2017 U.S. Pavilion, Venice Biennale
Recently named as the new director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Christopher Bedford is currently the director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. At the Rose, Bedford has overseen exhibitions by artists such as Mark Bradford, Lisa Yuskavage, Chris Burden, and Mark Dion. Before becoming director of the Rose in 2012, Mr. Bedford held curatorial positions at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum.
From the 2015 Venice Biennale, Joan Jonas "They Come to Us Without a Word"
Commissioner and Co-Curator, 2015 U.S. Pavilion, Venice Biennale
Paul Ha is the director of the List Visual Arts Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to taking this post at MIT, Ha was the director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis from 2002 to 2011. During Ha’s tenure, a number of artists received the first major museum exhibition of their careers at CAM, including Laylah Ali, Lutz Bacher, Yun-Fei Ji, David Noonan, Alexander Ross, Aida Ruilova, Gedi Sibony and Carey Young. Previously, Ha was the deputy director of programs and external affairs at the Yale University Art Gallery and director of White Columns gallery in New York.
From the "Open This End" Exhibition, Mike Kelly "Silver Ball"
Curator, "Open This End", multiple venues
Based in New York, Joseph R. Wolin is a widely published art critic and award-winning curator of more than twenty-five exhibitions of contemporary art. A contributor of more than 170 exhibition reviews to Time Out New York since 2006, he has also written for The New Yorker, Canadian Art, Modern Painters, and artforum.com, among other publications. His exhibition The Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust, traveled to six venues in four countries during 2003 – 2005. He was the Art Critic in Residence at the Bronx Museum in 2012 – 13 and since 2002 has served as a founding board member of Participant, Inc., in New York.
From the "Megacities Asia" Exhibition, Ai Weiwei "Forever"
Co-Curator, "Megacities Asia", MFA Boston
Al Miner has been Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 2010. There Miner has curated Daniel Rich: Platforms of Power, the New York painter’s first solo museum exhibition, and Ori Gersht: History Repeating, the first survey exhibition of the Israeli photographer and new media artist, for which he authored an award-winning monograph of the same title. Prior to the MFA, he worked at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Washington D.C. There Miner curated projects with Dan Graham, Yoko Ono, and Blinky Palermo; and managed the two-part video art exhibition, The Cinema Effect.
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