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Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2019

by Alexandra_Munroe on April 12, 2019

Culture Summit Abu Dhabi is a forum that convenes leaders from the fields of the arts, heritage, media, museums, public policy and technology, to identify ways in which culture can build bridges and promote positive change. In its 2018 edition, the Culture Summit was attended by 350 delegates from 85 countries.

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Culture Summit Abu Dhabi

by Alexandra_Munroe on April 8, 2019

CULTURE SUMMIT ABU DHABI 2019 PROGRAMME

9 April, Tuesday

How can museums activate the past in our present?

Moderated by Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator, Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Interim Director, Curatorial Affairs, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Speakers:

Apinan Poshyananda, Artistic Director, Bangkok Art Biennale

Antonia Carver, Director, Art Jameel

Wanda Nanibush, Curator of Indigenous Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Shahzia Sikander, Artist

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Morris Series Lecture on Leadership and Innovation: Learning from China

by Alexandra_Munroe on February 2, 2019

Learning from China
Featuring Julian Baird Gewirtz, Thomas Gold, & Javier C. Hernández

In conversation with:
Philip Tinari

Introductions by
Alexandra Munroe

Thursday, February 7
6:30-8:00 pm
Reception at 6:30 pm; program at 7:00 pm

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Please use the Minna Street entrance

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artnet: 5 Things We Learned About Yayoi Kusama From the New Documentary About Her Extraordinary Life

by Alexandra_Munroe on September 10, 2018

5 Things We Learned About Yayoi Kusama From the New Documentary About Her Extraordinary Life


Sarah Cascone

5 Things We Learned About Yayoi Kusama From the New Documentary About Her Extraordinary Life

The new documentary illuminates Kusama’s creative genius and great ambition, as well as her struggles, over the years.

Yayoi Kusama in the Orez Gallery in the Hague, Netherlands (1965) in Kusama – Infinity, directed by Heather Lenz. Photo by Harrie Verstappen, courtesy Magnolia Pictures.
Yayoi Kusama in the Orez Gallery in the Hague, Netherlands (1965) in Kusama – Infinity, directed by Heather Lenz. Photo by Harrie Verstappen, courtesy Magnolia Pictures.

Today, Yayoi Kusama is an art-world superstar, with museum-goers around the world lining up for hours for the chance to take photographs of—and with—her mirrored Infinity Rooms and polka-dotted pumpkins. And yet, the Japanese artist has lived in a mental hospital since the 1970s, suggesting an unseen dark side to her colorful universe. As a new documentary reveals, the road to success was a long and winding one that tested the artist’s drive, resiliency, and, ultimately, her sanity.

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