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Monday, September 19th, 2011

Lecture Season launches with Kara Walker at Pratt


Kara Walker lectures on her work at Pratt Institute on September 19th at 5:30 PM. Photo: Jaya Howey

Kara Walker lectures on her work at Pratt Institute on September 19th at 5:30 PM. Photo: Jaya Howey

With the gallery scene and the academic world’s calendars nicely synced to summer’s end, the new season sees a slew of  lectures and panels featuring artists, curators, critics and scholars across New York City’s museums and colleges.

Pratt kicks off with Kara Walker on her own feted but controversial work in animation, silhouette, and drawing that delve fearlessly into the historic and imaginative intestines of the African-American experience of  slavery.

Later this week, on September 22, Robert Storr initiates the School of Visual Art’s Art in the First Person series with a lecture coupling Gerhard Richter and Robert Ryman.  Other speakers this season at SVA will include Carolee Schneemann, Rochelle Feinstein, Linda Nochlin and, on October 11th,  artcritical’s David Cohen on the hot topic of Artists Rights.

The New York Studio School’s celebrated twice weekly lecture series starts in October.  Artists speaking there this semester include an almost all-female line up of Jeanne Silverthorne, Joan Waltemath, Judith Linhares, Melissa Meyer, Dana Frankfort, Josephine Halvorson and Sharon Horvath.  The token male is sculptor Charles Simonds (think clay villages in the Whitney’s stairwell.)

Other season highlights are Enoc Perez and Gabriel Orozco at Hunter College, Liam Gillick at NYU, Julie Mehretu at the New School and Will Barnet at the National Academy.

For full details of times and venues visit the LECTURES/PANELS/EVENTS section of our listings


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