Thursday, February 20, 7pm 

The States of Instituting: iLiana Fokianaki from State of Concept in Athens


Greek art critic and curator iLiana Fokianaki presents a special talk on State of Concept, her groundbreaking art institution in Athens, and the unique position of contemporary Greece as a site to rethink the Western canon and the way it “eats up” complex localities that do not always share its ideal political or economic trajectories. Fokianaki founded State of Concept in 2013 and it has worked with such leading artists as Keren Cytter, Laure Prouvost, Hito Steyerl, and Jonas Staal, while collaborating with international curators such as Nick Aikens and WhW. In 2019, State of Concept launched the first research grant for Greek female artists over 35.

Thursday, March 12, 7pm 

Real Is What You Feel: The Documentary in Contemporary Art—Leo Goldsmith in conversation with Adam Khalil and Jackson Polys from New Red Order


Enlisting a rotating and expanding cast of informants, New Red Order uses video and performance to create a place of acknowledgement, savage pronouncement, calling out, calling in, recruitment, and cumulative interrogation to shift potential obstructions to Indigenous growth. In partnership with the New School’s Documentary Media Studies program, curator and film scholar Leo Goldsmith asks delirious filmmakers and NRO core contributors Adam Khalil and Jackson Polys how they deal with colonial-Indigenous factfictions and other astral historical material through narrative and documentary techniques alike. 

 New Red Order, Culture Capture: Terminal Addition, video still, 2019

Thursday, March 26, 7pm

Blank Forms: Alexander Lau in conversation with Lawrence Kumpf


Alexander Lau, director of Empty Gallery in Hong Kong, speaks with Blank Forms artistic/executive director Lawrence Kumpf about the ways in which his idiosyncratic organization creates new frameworks for experimental music, performance, dance, and sound art. How do art practices based almost completely in live performance, publishing/recording, and historical documentation open up broader questions of slowness and density in working with time-based media compared to the other visual arts?

Music from the World Tomorrow, the second issue of Blank Forms' journal, 2018

Daniel Birnbaum, Faculty at Large

Ivy Blackman

Thierry de Duve, Faculty at Large

Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya, Faculty at Large

David Frankel

Tim Griffin

Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Faculty at Large

Hou Hanru, Faculty at Large

Daniel Kunitz

Maria Lind, Faculty at Large

Steven Henry Madoff

Laurel Ptak

Sara Reisman

Charles Renfro

David A. Ross

Roddy Schrock

Terry Smith, Faculty at Large

Lumi Tan

Keith Whitmoyer

Mick Wilson, Faculty at Large

Brian Kuan Wood

Practicum 1: Research Methodologies

Practicum 2: Logic And Rhetoric

Case Study Seminar 1: Curating Digital Art – From Network And Gallery To Public Space

Philosophy & Social Thought Seminar: Curatorial Practice, Body and World

Curatorial Roundtables 1-4: Visiting International Curators Program

Workshop In Critical Writing 1: Curatorial Analysis

Workshops In Professional Practices

Art Practice

CP Exhibition

Case Study Seminar 3: Models Of Thinking–Curating A Program

Case Study Seminar 3: History As Commodity–On The Contemporary

Case Study Seminar 4: Institution Building and the New International

Case Study Seminar 5: Curating The Interdisciplinary

Case Study Seminar 6: 20th- & 21st- Centuries Exhibition History

Practicum 3: Exhibition-Making

Workshop In Critical Writing 2: Curatorial Analysis

Internship And Fieldwork Program 

Case Study Seminar 7: Performance and Institutions

Case Study Seminar 8: The Expanded Space of Art

Artist Roundtable

Independent Curatorial Plan

Workshop In Critical Writing 3: The Catalog Essay

Final Exhibition/Curatorial Project






With contributions from Nan Adusei-Poku, Nadim Abbas, Zach Blas, Jesse Darling, Gilles Deleuze, Hendrick Folkerts, Steven Henry Madoff, and Herman Melville, along with MA Curatorial Practice alumni Valerie Amend, Lux Yuting Bai, Patrick Jaojoco, Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi, Vera Petukhova, and Jovanna Venegas. Edited by Steven Henry Madoff and Brian Kuan Wood.



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