TALK Series: David Ross, Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús, Thursday 15 November 8 p.m.

American curator, former museum director and professor David Ross is the fourth participant in TALK Series, a collaborative lecture program initiated by Reykjavik Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts.

Thursday 15 November 8 p.m., Ross will give a lecture at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús. Ross, an expert on the history of video art, performance and new media, will look specifically into the evolution of video practice within the development of the modern museum and its ability to adapt to the new medium. Ross has been an influential figure and organized various projects in the field, including a Bill Viola retrospective at Whitney Museum of American Art (traveling exhibition). He is a former director at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art as well as the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art. He has also curated at University Art Museum, Berkeley, Long Beach Museum of Art and Everson Museum of Art and various independent exhibitions internationally. He is the current Chairman of the MFA: Art Practice program at School of Visual Art SVA, New York.

Under the title TALK Lecture &Visitor Series, Reykjavik Art Museum, Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts are initiating a collaborative visitor program, offering a platform for continual professional-, international encounter to take place in Iceland. Comprising visits by ground-breaking figures in the visual arts, this program initiative will bring to Icelandic art community, as well as to the public at large, the burgeoning ideas and diverse practices that define the terms and shape the dialogue within the international contemporary art scene.

The American Embassy in Iceland is the main sponsor for TALK Lecture &Visitor Series 2012


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