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Friday, January 18, 2019

NORTHERN CA |Authority & Agency in the Art World

Start Date: 1/18/2019 6:30 PM PST
End Date: 1/18/2019 7:15 PM PST

Venue Name: Untitled Art Fair

Pier 35
1454 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA  United States 

Organization Name: ArtTable

ArtTable Northern California
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


Free with Untitled Fair Pass

Join Northern California ArtTable for a special panel and podcast recording of women leaders in our region discussing authority and agency in the art world.

For this year's fair, ArtTable will investigate different forms of authority and agency in the art world--from the institution to the collective, the catalogue to your Twitter feed--how do women exercise power and visibility in their field? With significant shifts in technology and social media, how we view, learn of, and access art has significantly changed. We speak to 3 women curating, producing and creating art at different levels on different platforms, to discuss and compare agency, authority and audience in the art world.

Patricia Maloney, Critic and Curator

Patricia Maloney is the publisher emeritus of Daily Serving | Art Practical (DSAP); she founded Art Practical in 2009 and became the publisher of the international online art journal Daily Serving in 2013. In 2014, she forged the partnership between DSAP and California College of the Arts (CCA). She is an adjunct professor in Visual and Critical Studies at CCA, is a senior correspondent and producer for the weekly contemporary art podcast Bad at Sports, and the former executive director of Southern Exposure. 

Maloney has organized programs with a broad range of arts organizations, including 826 Valencia, UC Berkeley’s Arts Research Center, the Charlotte Street Foundation, Gray Area Foundation, Kadist Art Foundation, the Lab, Southern Exposure, and SFMOMA. With Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, she created the YBCA Artist Residency Program in 2013, and with the Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium, she created the ACAC Writing Fellowship in 2012.

She holds an MA in contemporary art theory and history from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Phyllis C. Wattis Matrix Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum
Apsara DiQuinzio is curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis Matrix curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), where she is responsible for exhibitions and collections in the modern and contemporary area, in addition to overseeing the MATRIX program of contemporary art, which features approximately six exhibitions annually, often of new, rarely seen, or experimental work. From 2006 to 2012 she was assistant curator in the Painting and Sculpture Department at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), where she organized solo exhibitions with Trisha Donnelly, Vincent Fecteau, Mai-Thu Perret, R. H. Quaytman, Felix Schramm, Paul Sietsema, and Katharina Wulff. In 2010, she received a Warhol Curatorial Fellowship to organize and research Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art, an international group exhibition that took place at SFMOMA in 2012. She also edited the book The Air We Breathe: Artists and Poets Reflect on Marriage Equality, and organized the accompanying exhibition. Additionally, she was a co-curator of the 2010 and 2008 SECA Art Award exhibitions, SFMOMA’s biennial award for local emerging artists, and curated Abstract Rhythms: Paul Klee and Devendra Banhart.

Prior to SFMOMA, DiQuinzio worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2002-2006), where she organized the group shows Burgeoning Geometries: Constructed Abstractions and Skin Is a Language, as well as co-organized the 2004 Whitney Biennial, Landscape, and Full House: Views of the Whitney’s Collection at 75, among other exhibitions. She has contributed essays to numerous catalogues and art journals, including Artforum, Mousse, The Exhibitionist, and Cura. She has a BA, cum laude, in Art & Art History from Colgate University, and an MA in Modern Art History, Theory & Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Lava Thomas, Artist
Through an oeuvre that spans drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and installation, Lava Thomas’s practice centers notions of visibility, empowerment and healing in the face of erasure, oppression and trauma. Thomas is a native of Los Angeles, CA. She has been awarded residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Kala Art Institute, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She is the recipient of a Getty Foundation Grant, a Peninsula Community Foundation Fellowship and the Joan Mitchell Grant for Painters and Sculptors. In 2018 she was a SF Artadia Award finalist. Thomas’s work has been exhibited at various institutions including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C; the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, CA; the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Napa, CA; the International Print Center in New York; the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, CA; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, CO; and the California African-American Museum in Los Angeles. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; the United States Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa; the M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco, CA; and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Thomas studied at UCLA’s School of Art Practice and received a BFA from California College of the Arts. She is represented by Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Susan Sayre Batton, Oshman Executive Director, San Jose Museum of Art and ArtTable Member

Susan Sayre Batton is Oshman Executive Director at San José Museum of Art, where she leads a museum that reflects the diverse cultures and innovative spirit of Silicon Valley. She joined SJMA in 2015 as deputy director for curatorial affairs, and launched three new initiatives: exhibition partnerships with the Cooper Hewitt Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, an ambitious acquisition program focusing on new media, including the co-acquisition with the Hammer Museum and MCA Chicago of the post-digital artist Hito Steyerl, and an IMLS-funded digital publication on fifty core artists from the collection. She held positions at Dia Art Foundation, where she was managing director of Dia:Beacon; the ?Hammer Museum; and the Honolulu Museum of Art, where she organized the exhibition Won Ju Lim: In Many Things to Come, 2007. She published recent essays on the artists Giorgio Vigna for Magazzino Italian Art; JAŠA and the Slovenian Pavillion for the Venice Biennale; and edited the Assouline publication Modern Views: Inspired by the Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House and the Philip Johnson Glass House.  Active on juries and panels nationally, she serves on the Advisory Boards of the Marignoli di Montecorona Foundation in Spoleto, Italy, and and Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Artists in Residence, Mountain View, CA.

About UNTITLED, ART. Podcast:
The UNTITLED, ART. Podcast, presented in conjunction with the Untitled Art fairs in Miami Beach and San Francisco, explores all things related to sound in contemporary art. Hosted by Amanda Schmitt, Untitled's Director of Programming.

Thank you to Dorothy Davila for organizing this program. 

ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization. All programs are non-refundable.
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