During the spring 2022 semester, students in Professor Niko Vicario’s course “Curating between the Virtual and the Physical: Liliana Porter” created these online projects with the support of the Mead Art Museum’s curatorial team. The course introduces students to contemporary art and the history and practice of organizing exhibitions. It explores how art is presented and experienced in physical galleries and online settings, using the concurrent exhibition Liliana Porter: Two Realities as a case study. (Two Realities is on view at the Mead Art Museum and is organized by Lisa Crossman, the Mead Curator of American Arts and Arts of the Americas). Through the lens of Porter’s work, Two Realities poses a dialogue about representation and the relationship between physical and online space that is expanded upon through the students’ online exhibition.
Liliana Porter was born in 1941 in Argentina and has lived and worked in New York since 1964. She works across mediums in printmaking, drawing, painting, photography video film, installation, theater, and public art. Her work is represented in numerous collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museo Tamayo, Mexico; and Museo de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires. Her works explore the ambiguous area between reality and representation.
STUDENT CURATORS / ABNER ALDARONDO, GABRIELLE AVENA, MADELINE CLINTON, LAWRENCE DUNCAN, MATTHEW EZERSKY, NICHOLE FERNANDEZ, SOPHIA FIKKE, GERMAN GIAMMATTEI URREA, BROOKE HARRINGTON, KATE HUR, LILY KRAKOFF, MAYA LEDESMA, YUANZHE OUYANG, KALEA RAMSEY, MILO WOODS, JENNA WYMAN, AND SOFIA ZAVATONE-VETH
NIKO VICARIO / ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART AND THE HISTORY OF ART / AMHERST COLLEGE
LISA CROSSMAN / CURATOR OF AMERICAN ART AND ARTS OF THE AMERICAS / MEAD ART MUSEUM, AMHERST COLLEGE
CAROLYN GENNARI & EMMA VECCHIONE / DIGITAL PROJECTS COORDINATORS / MEAD ART MUSEUM, AMHERST COLLEGE
You must be logged in to post a comment.