Curating and the Archival Imagination

Date: 

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 5:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, 32 Oxford Street (enter via the entrance on Broadway)

Images of Okwui Enwezor and John Akomfrah speakers for the Harvard Museums' Seminar on Innovative Curatorial Practice special event

Special Event

Okwui Enwezor, Director, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Artistic Director, 56th Venice Biennale

John Akomfrah, OBE, Artist and Filmmaker

Join Okwui Enwezor and John Akomfrah for an evening in which they consider artworks and documents both as archives and as the body of an exhibition–the "archival imagination." What are the differences between exhibiting (showing and putting on display) and curating (selecting and categorizing)? In conceptualizing, constituting, and constructing a history of objects and ideas, what role do display and curation play in organizing knowledge?

Free admission, but passes are required. Passes will be given out at the door, beginning at 5pm, at the Broadway entrance. One pass per person; saving seats is not permitted. Please note that large bags and suitcases are not allowed inside the lecture hall.

Free parking is available at the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street.

The lecture will take place in Menchel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the Harvard Art Museums, and the Harvard University Committee on the Arts