Creative Disturbance

Catherine Craft is Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas and a scholar of Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Neo-Dada. She is curator of the recent exhibition The Nature of Arp, the first North American museum survey of the artist Jean (Hans) Arp in three decades; she will also oversee that exhibition’s installation at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, where it will open April 2019. Dr. Craft curated the Nasher’s 2015 touring retrospective Melvin Edwards: Five Decadesand, as with The Nature of Arp, was principal author of the accompanying publication. She was also a contributing author for Nasher exhibition catalogues on the artists Ann Veronica Janssens and Katharina Grosse; on Isamu Noguchi for Return to Earth: Ceramic Sculpture of Fontana, Melotti, Miró, Noguchi, and Picasso, 1943-1963; and Lara Almarcegui, Rachel Harrison, and Liz Larner for Nasher XChange: 10 Years. 10 Artists. 10 Sites. In 2017 she curated the group exhibition Paper into Sculpture, which examined contemporary artists who use paper as a sculptural material, and she has also worked on research and presentation of works from the Nasher’s permanent collection.

Dr. Craft holds a B.A. in art history from Texas Christian University and an M.A. from the University of Virginia. She worked in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where she worked on Robert Rauschenberg and Ellsworth Kelly exhibitions, before receiving her doctoral degree in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada, and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism(University of Chicago, 2012) and Robert Rauschenberg(Phaidon, 2013), as well numerous articles and reviews. She has presented talks at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. As a senior research fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she conceived and co-curated the 2011 exhibition Paper Trails: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection 1934-2001. She joined the Nasher Sculpture Center in 2011.

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Catherine Craft is Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas and a scholar of Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Neo-Dada. She is curator of the recent exhibition The Nature of Arp, the first North American museum survey of the artist Jean (Hans) Arp in three decades; she will also oversee that exhibition’s installation at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, where it will open April 2019. Dr. Craft curated the Nasher’s 2015 touring retrospective Melvin Edwards: Five Decadesand, as with The Nature of Arp, was principal author of the accompanying publication. She was also a contributing author for Nasher exhibition catalogues on the artists Ann Veronica Janssens and Katharina Grosse; on Isamu Noguchi for Return to Earth: Ceramic Sculpture of Fontana, Melotti, Miró, Noguchi, and Picasso, 1943-1963; and Lara Almarcegui, Rachel Harrison, and Liz Larner for Nasher XChange: 10 Years. 10 Artists. 10 Sites. In 2017 she curated the group exhibition Paper into Sculpture, which examined contemporary artists who use paper as a sculptural material, and she has also worked on research and presentation of works from the Nasher’s permanent collection.

Dr. Craft holds a B.A. in art history from Texas Christian University and an M.A. from the University of Virginia. She worked in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where she worked on Robert Rauschenberg and Ellsworth Kelly exhibitions, before receiving her doctoral degree in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada, and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism(University of Chicago, 2012) and Robert Rauschenberg(Phaidon, 2013), as well numerous articles and reviews. She has presented talks at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. As a senior research fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she conceived and co-curated the 2011 exhibition Paper Trails: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection 1934-2001. She joined the Nasher Sculpture Center in 2011.

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Anne Nigten elaborates on the importance of having people from many disciplines when discussing sustainability issues and climate change. According to her, having transdisciplinary perspectives on the subject open doors to new knowledge fields. Doing so is important when having to tackle complex problems like climate change. We then discuss the various subjects that were elaborated during the previous Balance-Unbalance conference, such as new values and economics. Make sure to visit The Patching Zone’s website

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 Episode 16 of the MAP Radio Hour features a conversation with art and tech expert John Boylan. John reflects upon F.R. Leavis’ critic of British novelist C.P. Snow, 
the design of art and technology residencies that stem from his experience working with artists in residence at Microsoft and his direction of 9e2, an art, science and technology festival that he spearheaded in Seattle to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the seminal 1966 performance series 9 Evenings: Theater and Engineering.  
 
Music from performances at 9e2 Seattle
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Ittai Weinryb is Associate Professor of Art History at Bard Graduate Center in New York. He received his PhD (2010) and MA from the Johns Hopkins University and his BA from Tel Aviv University. His area of research and teaching include Art and Material Culture of Western Europe and the Medieval Mediterranean in the nexus of Image and Object Theory, Anthropology, Magic and Religion as well as Medieval Folklore. He has recently curated an exhibition entitled Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place, exploring votiveofferings in the context of material culture, art history, and religious studies to better understand their history and present-day importance.” His awards and fellowships include the Adolf Katzenellenbogen Prize, Robert and Nancy Hall Fellow, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Max Planck Doctoral Fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence; ICMA/Kress Research Award. Andrew Mellon Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. In the Academic year 2014-15 He was a fellow at the Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices project, and the Forum für Transregionale Studien, Berlin.

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