Pedro Gadanho, “Is Curating the New Criticism?”

Jason Crum, Project for a Painted Wall, New York City, New York. Perspective in MoMA's “9+1 Ways of Being Political”

Curator Pedro Gadanho will speak about the impact of working in a large institutional setting such as MoMA, reflecting in particular on the organization of his first collection rotation show “9+1 Ways of Being Political.” He will also talk about his past experience as a freelance curator, and ideas he has been developing on the role and relevance of curating as a new expressive medium for architecture.

Pedro Gadanho is the Curator for Contemporary Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York. Previously, he divided his activity between architecture, teaching, writing and curating. With an MA in Art and Architecture and a PhD in Architecture and Mass Media, Pedro is the author of Arquitetura em Público and Interiores 01-010. He is also the former editor of BEYOND bookazine, and maintains the ShrapnelContemporary blog. He was a chief curator of ExperimentaDesign between 2001 and 2003, curated Metaflux at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale and exhibitions such as “Post.Rotterdam,” “Space Invaders,” and “Pancho Guedes, An Alternative Modernist.”

The Fall 2012 Design Criticism MFA Lecture Series is open to the public. You are warmly invited to attend our lectures, to see our new department and to meet with speakers, faculty members and students over a drink. Registration is required.

Event Information

When: 2 Oct 2012, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Where: SVA MFA Design Criticism Department, 136 West 21 Street, 2nd Floor
Price: Free and open to the public; Registration required

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