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Lecture: Sara O’Keefe, Surround Audience

Monday, August 24, 6:30 PM
This event is open to the public.

Sara O’Keeffe ’10, assistant curator at the New Museum, was part of the team that organized the 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, featuring 51 artists from more than 25 countries, and pursuing numerous lines of inquiry. 

Questions included: What are the new visual metaphors for the self and subjecthood when our ability to see and be seen is expanding, as is our desire to manage our self-image and privacy? Is it possible to opt out of, bypass, or retool commercial interests that potentially collude with national and international policy? How are artists striving to embed their works in the world around them through incursions into media and activism? 

O’Keeffe will discuss these conceptual threads, as well as the process of producing the New Museum Triennial—for which a third of the works were commissioned—and discuss the Triennial’s numerous research and production residences for international and local artists. This lecture by O’Keeffe, Reed alumna from the class of 2010 and former Cooley Gallery intern, is part of the Ford Family Foundation’s Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures Series, organized by the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Art, and the newest program partner, the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College.

She also worked on “Kelly,” the forthcoming exhibition of Wynne Greenwood, co-presented with Reed's Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery (2015). 

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Posted on Aug 18, 2015


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