This Thursday at the Institute of Fine Arts, Professor Emily Braun will discuss the choices and challenges involved in organizing the current retrospective of Alberto Burri at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the first in this country in nearly forty years. The exhibition documents Burri’s development, argues for his widespread influence, and revises standard interpretations of post-WWII art. In any monographic show, selection, exclusion, and availability of works for loan determine how an artist’s career will be narrated and received. Burri’s highly tactile pictures, made of unorthodox materials, demand specific types of attention and installation design. Braun will examine these issues, as well the process of conceiving the Burri retrospective in tandem with the architecture of the Frank Lloyd Wright Rotunda.
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6:00 PM
6:00 PM in the Lecture Hall
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
1 East 78th Street