Vivian L. Smith Foundation Symposium: "Juxtapositions: The Meanings Between"
From Surrealist collections to thematic exhibitions, artists and curators use juxtaposition to evoke meanings between objects in intuitive rather than didactic ways, activating viewers to find new resonances. Grounded in the Menil Collection's longstanding engagement with this theme, the symposium will present short talks and a roundtable discussion on the importance of juxtaposition in today's critical and curatorial practices.
Speakers include Kristina van Dyke, director of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis; David Levi Strauss, chair of the graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing at New York's School of Visual Arts; and Serge Guilbaut, professor emeritus in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.
The symposium will be moderated by Allison Myers, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin and the 2014-2015 Vivian L. Smith Foundation Fellow at the Menil Collection.