Robert Storr

Dean, Yale School of Art

A Tour of Babel Exhibitions and Fairs in a Shape-Shifting Art World

Presented by the Monash Museum of Art and the Melbourne Art Foundation. This lecture is part of the program for the Melbourne Art Fair.

Where once there were only two biennials – Venice and Sao Paulo – there are now well over one hundred. Where once there were only a handful of art fairs, now there are dozens. And where once there were international styles, now there are global markets. Can sense be made of art and can ideas really be exchanged amidst this proliferation or have we entered into a period when scanning has replaced seeing, keeping track has replaced paying attention, and information has replaced meaning? – Robert Storr, 2010

Robert Storr is Dean of the Yale School of Art; and was previously the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Robert was Artistic Director of the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, and Curator and Senior Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, from 1990 to 2002. Professor Storr is a painter, art historian and critic, and a prolific writer about the theory and practice of Art. He has been the curator of numerous exhibitions at MoMA and elsewhere, and the author of dozens of monographs and catalogues.

Venue: Fitzroy Town Hall – Corner Moor Street and Napier Street, Fitzroy

Date: Friday 6 August, 10am

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