Saturday, March 30, 4 pm in the Helmut Stern Auditorium at UMMA
525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Don’t miss this conversation with internationally recognized artist, curator, and critic Michelle Grabner at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA). Grabner has been named as one of three curators for the 2014 Whitney Biennale and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland is organizing a traveling survey exhibition of her artwork that will open in the fall of 2013.
Michelle Grabner is Professor and Chair of Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and senior critic at Yale University, Department of Painting and Printmaking. She is a corresponding editor for the quarterly art journal X-TRA, and a regular contributor to Artforum, Art-Agenda, and other publications. Grabner has exhibited nationally and internationally including Musée d´art Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg; Tate St. Ives, UK; Daimler Contemporary, Berlin; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; among others.
Grabner, and her husband, Brad Killam, cofounded and run two art spaces, The Suburban, in Oak Park, IL and the Poor Farm in Northeastern Wisconsin, hosting projects by numerous major and emerging artists, including Ceal Floyer, Luc Tuymans, Katharina Grosse, Katrin Sigurdardottir, and Gretchen Bender.
Michelle Grabner will be in dialogue with artist Lily Cox-Richard, Michigan Society of Fellows and Stamps School of Art & Design Assistant Professor. Cox-Richard created a site-specific project at the Poor Farm in 2011 and will be a visiting artist at the UM Institute for Humanities in 2014.
This program is presented by the Creative Practice Workgroup, a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop between graduate students at the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design and the School of Music, Theater and Dance, with support from the Institute for Humanities and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA).
About the Whitney and the Whitney Biennial: The Whitney Museum of American Art is the world’s leading museum of 20th-century and contemporary art of the United States. With a history of exhibiting the most promising and influential artists and provoking intense debate, the Whitney Biennial, the Museum’s signature exhibition, has become the most important survey of the state of contemporary art in the United States. In addition to its landmark exhibitions, the Museum is known internationally for events and educational programs of exceptional significance and as a center for research, scholarship, and conservation.