June 15, 2020
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Curating the Art of Post-Communist Europe
British art historian Julia Tatiana Bailey draws on her experiences as the curator of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery Prague and Tate Modern’s inaugural assistant curator of Russian and Eastern European art to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the growing art scene in post-Communist Europe.
Building on her postdoctoral research into the art historical impact and ongoing repercussions of the Cold War, Bailey will consider how the region’s turbulent 20th-century history continues to affect attempts to debate and display its postwar and contemporary art. Sharing insights acquired both as a scholar and a museum professional, Bailey will explore the lessons that art historians and curators can learn from working in this area. She has worked in major art museums in Europe and the United States for over twelve years, at the V&A, Tate Modern and Royal Academy of Arts in London, as a predoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Her book, "The Specter of Communist Art: Painting and Paranoia in Cold War America" is forthcoming.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022