The Visitor Talks : Robert Nickas

September 28, 2015 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Preston Theater, Bard College

A critic and independent curator based in New York, Bob Nickas has organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984, and earned a reputation for an individual style that transgresses the accepted. Nickas was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include Lee Lozano: Drawn From LifeWilliam Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the NightStephen Shore: American Surfaces; and Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. He served on the team for the 2003 Biennale de Lyon, contributed a section to Aperto at the 1993 Venice Biennale, and collaborated with Cady Noland on her installation for Documenta IX in 1992.

His books include Painting Abstraction: New Elements In Abstract PaintingTheft Is Vision, and Live Free or Die: Collected Writings 1985-1999. He is one of the authors of Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years In 200 Pivotal Artworks, and of No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984-1989. Two new collections of his writing—The Dept. of Corrections, and Komp-Laint Dept.—are forthcoming this fall from Karma.

30/130, a survey of his books, catalogs, ‘zines, editions and records produced over the past thirty years, will be presented at White Columns In November.

This talk is given as part of the lecture series The Visitor Talks : Plus One


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