Linda Norden: Angels in the Branches, Lines on the Wall, Systems to Deliver Men from Systems, Conclusions that Logic Cannot Reach: Mystic Leaps in the Art of William Blake and Sol Lewitt
Linda Norden is a curator, writer, and part-time professor of art history, theory, and criticism currently teaching for the B.F.A. and M.F.A. programs at the Malmo Art Academy in Malmo, Sweden, and at Cornell University.
Norden curated contemporary art at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum between 1998 and 2006; directed the City University of New York's Graduate Center Gallery (The James Gallery) from 2008–10; and served as commissioner of the U.S. Pavilion for the 2005 Venice Biennale, where she organized Ed Ruscha's project, Course of Empire, with Whitney Museum Curator and Deputy Director Donna DeSalvo. She has written about many contemporary artists for Artforum and for various catalogs and publications, most recently on the L.A. painter Laura Owens, the Norwegian photographer Torbjorn Rodland, and the New York City/Los Angeles artist Jordan Wolfson. She is currently organizing Project in the Drain, based on the late Marxist movie composer Hanns Eisler's mid-20th-century composition titled "14 Ways of Considering the Rain," with New York/Austrian artist Rainer Ganahl. Norden is also organizing a project with filmmakers Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Pravel for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; as well as a longer term project based on Sol LeWitt's collection and shifts in the conceptualization of his instruction-based art over the course of his years living part-time in Italy.