ATOA's Critical Dialogues in the Visual Arts at:
National Arts Club
15 Grammercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
CENSORSHIP AND THE ARTS
Moderator: Bill Pangburn, ATOA board member, artist, curator, professor
Monika Fabijanska, art historian
Patricia Karetzky, Oskar Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art at Bard College
Svetlana Mintcheva, program director for the National Coalition Against Censorship
Richard Vine, managing editor of Art in America
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6-8 PM (panel starts at 6:30 PM)
$8 general admission; $5 students and seniors, Passholders & NAC Members FREE
Censorship as a possibility, as a reality, is always near at hand. We like to think of it as being the problem of others, but the US has had and continues to have its share of battles over freedom of expression. The panelists on this symposium bring different insights to this timely and all-too-relevant topic.
Monika Fabijanska specializes in international contemporary art and has special interest in women's art and feminist art. Based in New York City, she is an art historian with over 15 years’ experience in curating, producing, and managing arts. She was Poland's cultural attache in NYC, 2000-2010, and Director of the Polish Cultural Institute, 2005-2010.
Patricia Karetzky is the Oskar Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art at Bard College, New York since 1988 and Adjunct Professor at Lehman College, City College of New York since 1994. She is the curator of the exhibition I Have no Enemies I Have No Friends - Contemporary Chinese Dissident Art, currently on view at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College.
Richard Vine is the managing editor of Art in America and holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Chicago. He has written hundreds of critical essays, two nonfiction books on contemporary art, and is the author of Soho Sins, a novel.
Svetlana Mintcheva is the program director for the National Coalition Against Censorship. She is the co-editor of Censoring Culture: Contemporary Threats to Free Expression. Active as a curator, she also teaches at NYU.
Bill Pangburn (moderator) is an ATOA board member, artist, curator, professor, and director of the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, City University of New York.
The mission of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) is to provide a forum for critical discussions in the visual arts. After over 40 years we are one of the longest running art discussions. We depend upon artists who are willing to talk about their work, and volunteer their time. ATOA is a not-for-profit corporation run by artists.