Denise Markonish

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 12pm

VCU Student Commons Theater
907 Floyd Ave.

This talk will trace Markonish’s last few years and upcoming projects at MASS MoCA, these include Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape, These Days: Elegies for Modern Times, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle: Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned With; Petah Coyne: Everything That Rises Must Converge and 3 upcoming semi-permanent outdoor projects: Michael Oatman: all utopias fell; Jane Philbrick: The Expanded Field and Stephen Vitiello: Power Plant

Denise Markonish is the curator at MASS MoCA where she has curated the exhibitions Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum (catalogue); Petah Coyne: Everything That Rises Must Converge (catalogue: Yale University Press), Inigo Manglano-Ovalle: Gravity is a force to be reckoned with (catalogue: D.A.P); These Days: Elegies for Modern Times and Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape (catalogue: MIT Press. Markonish also co-edited with Susan Cross the book Sol LeWitt: 100 Views (Yale University Press). Previous to her work at MASS MoCA, Markonish was the curator at Artspace in New Haven, CT. Markonish has also curated the exhibitions Mark Dion: New England Digs at the Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA; Past Presence: Contemporary Reflections on the Main Line at the Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA and The 19th Annual Drawing Show at the Boston Center for the Arts. In addition to her curatorial work Markonish has taught at University of New Haven, Stonehill College and the Rhode Island School of Design. Markonish recently opened three outdoor projects in 2011 at MASS MoCA by Michael Oatman, Stephen Vitiello and Jane Philbrick, and will open Sanford Biggers: The Cartographer’s Conundrum and the exhibition Oh, Canada a survey of contemporary Canadian art in 2012.

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