Excuse My English: Confronting Ideological Narratives at the Museum

Monday, April 23, 2018, 6:30 - 8pm

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Gramsci Monument Book Launch: Thomas Hirschhorn in conversation with Yasmil Raymond (2013)

Gramsci Monument Book Launch: Thomas Hirschhorn in conversation with Yasmil Raymond (2013)

Curator Yasmil Raymond gives a free, public lecture as part of the Spring 2018 Intra-Disciplinary Seminar (IDS) lecture series.

Yasmil RaymondYasmil Raymond joined The Museum of Modern Art as Associate Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture in July 2015. Previously, she served as a curator at the of Dia Art Foundation, where she organized exhibitions and projects with artists Allora & Calzadilla (2015), Carl Andre (2014), Thomas Hirschhorn (2013), Jean-Luc Moulène (2012), Yvonne Rainer (2011), Ian Wilson (2015-2011), Robert Whitman (2011), Koo Jeong A (2010), Franz Erhard Walther (2010), and Trisha Brown (2009). Before Dia Art Foundation, she was an associate curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for five years. At the Walker, Raymond co-curated several seminal exhibitions including, with Philippe Vergne, Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, which won the 2008 award for the “Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally” from the International Association of Art Critics. She also curated solo exhibitions with Tomas Saraceno and Tino Sehgal, and co-curated with Doryun Chong the group exhibition Brave New Worlds. Raymond was part of the Education Department at MCA Chicago before Walker. She received a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an M.A. from Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies.

This event is part of the Spring 2018 IDS Lecture Series at The Cooper Union, organized by Leslie Hewitt and Omar Berrada. The IDS Public Lecture Series is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding and support from the Robert Lehman Foundation for the series. The IDS Public Lecture Series is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.