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12 Dec 2006

Lecture: How to Explain Art to a Dead Horse

Dec 12, 2006 At SITE Santa Fe

Klaus Ottmann, curator of SITE Santa Fe’s Sixth International Biennial, will reflect on exhibitions, biennials, critics, and the art public. The current edition of SITE’s Biennial, Still Points of the Turning World, has stirred debate throughout the art-world about the basic nature of a biennial, ranging from whether an exhibition of only thirteen artists can properly be called a biennial, to a renewed emphasis on the quality of visitor experience as the legacy of this exhibition.

SITE has invited its Biennial curator back to Santa Fe to address the issues generated by the press, the blogosphere, and the general public during the run of the show. Now that you have seen the exhibition, attend Ottmann’s presentation to ask your questions to the man himself.

Klaus Ottmann, an independent curator and scholar based in New York, is the author of numerous articles, essays, and books on art and philosophy, including The Genius Decision: The Extraordinary and the Postmodern Condition; James Lee Byars: Life, Love, and Death, and The Essential Mark Rothko. From 1996 to 1999 he held the position of Curator of Exhibitions at the American Federation of Arts in New York. From 1988 to 1995 he was Curator of Exhibitions of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. He is currently working on a book on the philosophy of the French artist Yves Klein.

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