Dr. Mark Godfrey

Department of Art + Design at Northeastern University presents Dr. Mark Godfrey on April 11, 2013 at 305 Shillman Hall.

Lecture Title: Curating Contemporary Art in a Global Context

Dr. Mark Godfrey is Curator of International Art at Tate Modern in London where he has organized major exhibitions on the work of key contemporary artists including Roni Horn, Francis Alys, Gerhard Richter, and Alighiero Boetti. Godfrey is currently researching and preparing exhibitions on Sigmar Polke in collaboration with the MoMA in New York and Richard Hamilton in collaboration with Reina Sofia in Madrid, which will both open in 2014. He has published extensively on conceptual art, photography and durational media and his criticism frequently appears in ArtforumfriezeAfterallOctober, and Parkett. In addition to authoring the signal texts on artists whose work has shaped the current discussion on reproducibility, history, and memory such as Zoe Leonard, Thomas Demand and Tacita Dean, Godfrey’s ground breaking scholarship on American postwar art is represented by his widely cited book, Abstraction and the Holocaust (Yale University Press, 2007). Godfrey received his PhD in History of Art from University College London in 2001. Prior to joining Tate Modern in 2007, Godfrey was Lecturer in History and Theory of Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London from 2001-2007.

Organizer: Department of Art + Design
Northeastern Faculty Contact: Dr. Gloria Sutton, Assistant Professor of Contemporary art and New Media, Art+Design at g.sutton@neu.edu


Thu, Apr 11, 2013

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

305 Shillman Hall

Northeastern University
115 Forsyth St.
Boston, MA 2115