Monday, April 4, 2011 at 5pm
VCU Student Commons Theater
907 Floyd Ave.
Christian Rattemeyer is the Harvey S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. There Rattemeyer has organized the exhibition Lines, Grids, Stains, Words, which traced the ways in which remnants of the physical can be found in Minimalist works on paper, beginning in the early 1960s and followed the applications of these vocabularies in reference to the body through the present day. More recently, Rattemeyer organized Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, which surveys the various methods and materials within the styles of gestural and geometric abstraction, representation and figuration, and systems-based and conceptual drawings.
Previously Rattemeyer was a curator of Artists Space in New York, one of the city’s oldest and most recognized nonprofit institutions for contemporary art. ..Prior to that Rattemeyer worked as a freelance writer and critic in New York and as communications editor for Documenta 11. He founded and co-directed OSMOS, an independent project space in Berlin, and he has curated film and architecture festivals in Berlin, Los Angeles, London, and New York.