Russell Ferguson Talk Series
Following his keynote for the 19th Biennale of Sydney program Dream Factory, Professor Russell Ferguson will deliver two additional talks at Artspace and the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales.
Russell Ferguson on curating
Sunday, 8 June
Curator, writer and Professor of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles, Russell Ferguson will deliver a talk on his interests and approaches to curating. He brings to the discussion a wealth experience in curating, teaching and writing across institutions such as the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; University of California, Los Angeles; and The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950
Tuesday, 10 June
EG02, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
Ferguson discusses his recent exhibition Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950 which explores the theme of destruction in international contemporary art. The exhibition includes works by more than 40 international artists such as Jean Tinguely, Andy Warhol, Bruce Conner, Yoko Ono, Gordon Matta-Clark, Pipilotti Rist, Yoshitomo Nara, and Laurel Nakadate – who have used destruction as a means of responding to their historical moment and as a strategy for inciting spectacle and catharsis, as a form of rebellion and protest, or as an essential part of re-creation and restoration.