Jan 20 2016

Panel | The Shifting Center with Massimilano Gioni, Dan Fox, Jens Hoffmann, and Amanda Hunt, moderated by Chris Wiley

Wed | 7pm


On the occasion of Hans Schärer: Madonnas and Erotic Watercolors and the 2016 edition of Outsider Art Fair New York, Swiss Institute and Outsider Art Fair invite you to join us for a panel discussion of how institutions collect and exhibit outsider art. The conversation will focus on what defines an outsider artist and the assertion that outsider art has begun to be taken in by the mainstream. If this is indeed the case, how exactly is this movement towards integration taking place on an institutional scale? 

Please RSVP to rsvp@swissinstitute.net.

Massimiliano Gioni is a curator and contemporary art critic and Artistic Director of the New Museum and the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi. He was the curator of the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) as well as the 8th Gwangju Biennale (2010), the Berlin Biennial (2006) and co-curator of Manifesta 5 (2005).

Dan Fox is Co-Editor of frieze magazine, having worked for frieze since 1999, most recently as Senior Editor.

Jens Hoffmann joined the Jewish Museum as Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Programs in 2012 from San Francisco’s CCA-Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

Amanda Hunt is the Assistant Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, having previously worked as curator of LAXART in Los Angeles.

Chris Wiley is an artist and writer. His writing has appeared in numerous exhibition catalogs and magazines including Kaleidoscope, Mousse, and Frieze, where he is a contributing editor. He has previously worked in a curatorial capacity on a variety of exhibitions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and was an assistant curator on the 8th Gwangju Biennial in 2010, as well as a curatorial advisor and chief catalog writer for the 55th Venice Biennale. Most recently, he curated the show “Part Picture” at MoCCA Toronto, as a part of the CONTACT Photography Festival. His work has recently appeared in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Hauser and Wirth, Marianne Boesky, and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery.


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