Three Young Curators on Curating
Monday, October 5, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Barnard College Diana Center
4th Floor, Louise McCagg Gallery
We hope you will join us on Monday, October 5 for a conversation with three young curators who currently live and work in New York.
Featuring Natalie Bell, Joseph Buckley, and Samuel Draxler.
These three individuals are part of an emerging generation of curators. They each have very different approaches to art and curatorship — professionally, intellectually, personally, and economically. They will start by introducing themselves to you, and then we will immediately open it up for questions.
NATALIE BELL is assistant curator at the New Museum. She has recently curated “Barbara Rossi: Poor Traits,” and co-curated “Albert Oehlen: Home and Garden” (2015), and “Here and Elsewhere” (2014). Before joining the New Museum, she was assistant curator for independent projects, including the Venice Biennale International Exhibition, The Encyclopedic Palace (2013). She holds an MA in philosophy from the Graduate Center and BA in philosophy from Barnard College.
JOSEPH BUCKLEY is an artist and curator based in born in the UK, but currently lives and works in New York, NY. Recent exhibitions include “Most Loathed” at 3401 Lee Street, Los Angeles, “A Small Group Show of American and British Artists” at SpaceSpace Gallery, Tokyo. Recent curation includes: “Partners” at Lima Zulu, London, “Contemporary Figuration” at Udstillingstedet Q, Copenhagen, “FUCK SAKE PART DEUX” at Mexico Project space, Leeds. Forthcoming curation includes “A British Art Show” at Meyohas, NYC. In 2015 Buckley, alongside artist Liv Preston, assumed control of ALATENTO.COM, an online repository of artist PDFs. Buckley holds a BA from Goldsmiths University in London and an MFA from the Sculpture Department of Yale School of Art.
SAMUEL DRAXLER is an artist, art historian, and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Draxler is the co-founder and director of NYPAC, the New York Performance Artists Collective, and the co-director of La MaMa Galleria. Draxler graduated from Columbia University magna cum laude in 2012, where he earned honors in art history for his thesis on violence in the work of the collective artist Claire Fontaine. Draxler’s cultural writing has appeared in Avidly / The Los Angeles Review of Books, On-Verge, and Texte zur Kunst. Draxler’s most recent installation Buyout / Tragedy was commissioned for the exhibition Kingdom Paradise at the ACC Galerie Weimar, and will travel to the Städtische Museen Zittau in 2016. Upcoming curatorial projects include COLLAPSE (or, falling flat) at the Knockdown Center on October 3rd (with Max Steele, Lauren Bakst, Sara Grace Powell, and Caitlin Baucom), and Unwelcome Guest, a solo show of paintings by Zach Bruder with a series of performances at La MaMa Galleria in January 2016.