Sunday, February 27, 2 pm
Free with museum admission
We recommend viewing the Mark Bradford exhibition before the program
Dr. Nuit Banai presents her talk, "Mark Bradford: Is Abstraction Still Political?"
Banai is an art historian and critic who received a PhD in Art History from Columbia University before joining Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2007. Her research interests focus on the post-war and contemporary construction of new publics through the visual arts, especially in Europe and the Middle East. Her writings have appeared in catalogues for the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Barbican Art Gallery in London, Artists Space, Bronx Museum for the Arts, the Americas Society in New York City, and Documenta in Kassel. She served as Assistant Editor of the journal RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics (2002-2005), is a regular contributor to Artforum International, a Contributing Editor for Art Papers, and has written for Art Journal, Frieze, Modern Painters, and Time Out New York. Banai recently completed a manuscript on Yves Klein for the Critical Lives series published by Reaktion Books. She is currently writing a text on artist Charles LaBelle for the Second Singapore Biennial and on Arturo Herrera for his upcoming exhibition at the Americas Society.