Going Global? The Art-Education-Speculation Complex | MoMA LIVE

Leading American, and several European, museums and universities have in the past decade become increasingly international, and the art (and architecture) world’s financial center of gravity is steadily shifting eastward. This speculative growth has also inspired controversy, ranging from labor disputes to issues of free speech and the collaboration with repressive regimes. What roles do individual academics, museum professionals, and architects play in the complex world of global commerce and publicity? Do innovations like the Chicago Architecture Biennial, with its seeming effort to shift attention to the West, work against a new facet of global capitalism, or merely manifest it?

Join us for the second part of a two-city symposium, held on the occasion of the inaugural Chicago Architectural Biennial, and organized by Mechtild Widrich, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Martino Stierli, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Learn more: http://bit.ly/1NuKamy

Speakers include Kadambari Baxi, Professor, Barnard College and Columbia University, New York; Sarah Herda, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago; Nicolai Ouroussoff, former architecture critic, The New York Times; Glenn D. Lowry, Director, MoMA; Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA; and Mechtild Widrich, Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Image credit: Tor Seidel: Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, 2015

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