Opening Monday, April 3rd, from 7PM - 8:30PM
Gary, IN – Indiana University Northwest School of the Arts is pleased to announce New York-based independent curator and art critic Dan Cameron will give a public talk entitled The Useful Curator on Monday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the AS Theater (2nd Floor) 3415 Broadway Gary IN 46408.
Covering four decades of his work as a curator, the lecture is intended to explore the changing meanings of art over time and how the curator’s role has transformed along with it. Part of Cameron’s thesis is that many of the things that most engage him today about his work were unclear during the early years of his career and only became more evident over time. From organizing the first LGBTQ exhibition in 1982 to founding Prospect New Orleans in 2007 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and his current work creating an exhibition space in southern Chile, Cameron considers the development of exhibitions to be a kind of nomadic laboratory for new ideas, and a site of ongoing experimentation.
For more than forty years, NYC-based curator and writer Dan Cameron has combined an independent practice with senior curatorial positions at museums, including the New Museum, CAC New Orleans, and Orange County Museum of Art. He has published several hundred museum books and magazine texts on contemporary art and organized more than a hundred museum exhibitions, including retrospectives of Martin Wong, David Wojnarowicz, William Kentridge, Faith Ringgold, Cildo Meireles, Carolee Schneemann, Carroll Dunham, Peter Saul, and Paul McCarthy, among others. Cameron has served as artistic director for numerous international biennials, including Istanbul, Taipei, Kansas City, and Cuenca, Ecuador. He has taught in the graduate faculties of NYU, Columbia University, and the School of Visual Arts.
In 2007, Dan founded Prospect New Orleans, the contemporary art triennial to benefit the city after Hurricane Katrina, and he was the artistic director of its first two editions. More recently, his book on the paintings of Nicole Eisenman was published in 2021 by Lund Humphries, and his retrospective of the Argentine artist Leandro Erlich, titled Liminal, is currently on view at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) through September 4, 2023.
The IUN Art Club sponsors this program.