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 Export to Your Calendar 9/12/2017
When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
6:30 PM
Where: Christie's at the John Hancock Center
875 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 3810
Chicago, Illinois  60611
United States
Contact: Hannah Teskey
646-405-8059


Online registration is available until: 9/7/2017
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Description

These notable local voices from the for-profit and non-profit sectors will engage in an open dialogue with attendees about creating, maintaining, and achieving a rewarding career in the visual arts world. Utilizing the experiences of the panelists as launching points, topics will include education tracks, expectations, best practices in job searching and hiring, and the struggles of balancing the demands of an all-encompassing field. The information shared will be valuable to those at any stage of their journey, and provide a behind-the-career look into the arts. 


Meet the Speakers 
(listed alphabetically)

Katelinje de Backer, Director, PULSE Art Fair

Katelijne de Backer has over 20 years of art world experience and joined PULSE as Director in July. Katelijne was recently the Director of Art New York and Aqua Art Miami. Prior to that she served as Managing Director of top contemporary art gallery Lehmann Maupin. She spent over a decade as the Executive Director of The Armory Show, where she was instrumental in transforming the bohemian-style fair of 75 galleries to a world-renowned exhibition of more than 200 galleries. Earlier, Katelijne produced alternative music programs for MTV. She is a native of Antwerp, Belgium and obtained her Master’s Degree in Sociology from the Free University of Brussels.

 

Lisa Corrin, Ellen Philips Katz Director, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

Lisa Corrin is the Ellen Philips Katz Director of The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University. Her previous positions include Director, Williams College Museum of Art, Deputy Director of Art/Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum, where she was the artistic lead for its new waterfront Olympic Sculpture Park, Chief Curator at the Serpentine Gallery in London, and Assistant Director/Curator of The Contemporary in Baltimore. She has published widely on contemporary art, public art, and critical museology. Her book Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson was given the George Wittenborn Award by the North America Libraries Association in 1994. She has written extensively on Mark Dion’s work including contributing to Phaidon’s monograph on the artist. Most recently she was co-curator of A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s. Lisa is also an affiliate member of Northwestern’s Department of Art History.

 

Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan, and Islamic Art, The Art Institute of Chicago; VP, Governance & Nominating, AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board of Trustees; Moderator

Madhuvanti Ghose (PhD, University of London) is the Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan, and Islamic Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. She launched the Alsdorf Galleries of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan, and Islamic Art in 2008 and has since curated several exhibitions at the Art Institute, including the site-specific Public Notice 3 (2010–11) by Jitish Kallat, Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings (2015–2016) and Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection (2016). Madhu’s current exhibition, India Modern: The Paintings of M.F. Husain opened to the public on 14 July 2017.

 

Sarah Herda, Director, Graham Foundation

Sarah Herda is the director of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation is the largest foundation in the United States committed to awarding project-based grants to individuals and institutions working at the forefront of architecture; it also produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. Herda is credited with transforming the foundation’s headquarters, the historic Madlener House, into a world-class exhibition space, with an active program of talks, performances and other events. She also served as the co-artistic director of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2015, the largest international exhibition of contemporary architecture in North America that was visited by over 500,000 people. From 1998 until 2006, Herda was director and curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture, an experimental nonprofit exhibition space in New York City. Before being named director of Storefront, Herda was director marketing at the Monacelli Press and the director of the Center for Critical Architecture/Art and Architecture Exhibition Space in San Francisco.

  

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