Department of Art Fall 2010 Lecture Series
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is a writer and curator based in Rome, Turin, and New York City. She has written extensively on the 1960s Arte Povera movement and is interested in the relationships between historical avant-gardes and contemporary art. She is currently chief curator at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Italy and has been named artistic director of dOCUMENTA 13, a preeminent exhibition of modern and contemporary art. dOCUMENTA 13 will take place in Kassel, Germany during the summer of 2012. Previously she was an independent curator in Europe; senior curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City; and artistic director of the 2008 Sydney Biennale. At P.S.1 she cocurated Greater New York, a collaboration with New York’s Museum of Modern Art that documented the emergence of a new generation of artists in the city.