For this program, curator Jen Mergel will speak with artist Tory Fair about how Fair’s research and interviews with artists presented in the 1996 exhibition More Than Minimal: Feminism and Abstraction in the ‘70s at the Rose Art Museum inspired her latest work—and her embrace of the archive as a generative force. They will trace the ways dialogue with her forebears' sculptures led Fair to mine new meaning in her own three-decade career and see her multi-layered sculptures, drawings, and photographs as part of this creative lineage and movement of "the More." This Talk is free and open to the public, but we ask that you please RSVP in advance here.
Introducing the practice and program of the Curatorial Network Accelerator BOSTON
As the first convening of the Curatorial Network Accelerator BOSTON (CNAB), this daylong event will gather 60 area curators and cultural presenters across backgrounds to note their observations, challenges and potential solutions for the unbalanced attention, support and demographics of curatorial work in Boston. The morning will be a facilitated discussion and listening workshop to allow colleagues to share collectively, with the key goal being to establish an understanding and trust for what a citywide curatorial network with open dialogue could be. The afternoon will focus the group on a review of CNAB’s proposed biennial co-mentorship program. The goal is to gather feedback on the program's assumptions, values, format, scale, timeline, and potential to measure impact. Participants will be invited to review the draft of the co-mentorship program description, as well as other readings, to come prepared with questions and ideas. Notes from the day will be collated as “lessons learned” for a grant proposal to fund the co-mentorship program.
The day will be co-facilitated by Allentza Michel, Founder of Powerful Pathways, Co-Founder of the Cross Cultural Collaborative, and Steering Committee member of NAAC Boston, and Camila Maciel de Oliveira, Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, with Harvard Professor Doris Sommer, director of the Cultural Agents Initiative and founder of the Pre-Texts Program.
This initiative is generously supported by a grant from The Krupp Family Foundation, and in-kind support from the Office of the President of the Boston Public Library. Fiscal sponsorship is provided by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston.