Lecture by Lynne Cooke with interlocutor, Josiah McElheny

Friday, November 15, 6pm at University of Oregon, Eugene Campus

Lynne Cooke is Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. She served as chief curator and deputy director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid from 2008 to 2012 and as curator at Dia Art Foundation from 1991 to 2008. In 1991, Cooke co-curated the Carnegie International, and she has helmed numerous major shows since, including the 10th Biennale of Sydney (1996), "Island Universe" with Josiah McElheny at the Reina Sofia (2009) and the traveling exhibition "Rosemarie Trockel: Cosmos" (2012). She has written for Artforum as well as for numerous exhibition catalogues. Cooke was on the faculty at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College from 1996 to 2008.

Josiah McElheny is an artist based in New York City. A sculptor, performance artist, writer and filmmaker, McElheny’s work draws on his interests and research into the history of glass, modernism, the evolution of museological display, Enlightenment philosophy and early twentieth-century theories of utopia and the “Big Bang.” In 2012 and 2013, his work was the subject of two major survey exhibitions at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston and at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus. He has written for Artforum and Cabinet, and is a contributing editor to BOMB. Since 2001 he has been a senior critic in sculpture at the Yale School of Art and is the 2013 Teiger Mentor in the Arts at Cornell University. In 2006 Josiah McElheny was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.