Lynne Cooke

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Past Event


This event was on Sat 20 Oct, 3pm

To coincide with Surreal Science, Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, presents a lecture exploring new developments in contemporary curatorial practice as it increasingly engages with non-canonical forms of art.

Grounding her talk in her own practice, Cooke considers how several contemporary artists she worked with proposed new models for thinking and considers the shifting relations between modernism and self-taught artists of diverse kinds – folk, naïve, visionary outsider and others.

Supported by The Stanley Picker Trust.

About Lynne Cooke

Lynne Cooke is Senior Curator for Special Projects in Modern Art, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Her exhibition exploring the intersection of work by self-taught artists and their avant-garde counterparts, Outliers and American Vanguard Art, is currently touring in the United States. Formerly curator at Dia Art Foundation, in New York, 1991-2008, and Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia in Madrid, 2008, 2012, she has curated numerous exhibitions and written on a wide range of art practices.

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