The Armory Show, which runs March 7 to 10 in New York, has revealed the lineup for its live programs. On the menu are hot topics like American national identity, art investment and connoisseurship, and feminist provocation.
The Armory Live program, which is free and open to the public, will include a panel on Thursday, March 7, called “Who gets to be American?” Moderated by Charlotte Burns, executive editor of In Other Words, this talk will explore overlooked aspects of American national identity with writer Antwaun Sargent, artist Paul Anthony Smith, and Lauren Haynes, curator at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. And on March 8, “From Investment to Connoisseurship: Debating Major Shifts in Collecting” will include gallery owner Sean Kelly, collector Daniel Sallick, adviser Lisa Schiff, and others.
Also on the agenda for Friday is the Armory Show’s second annual Curatorial Leadership Summit, a closed-door curatorial program chaired by Dan Byers, director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University. Participants in the 2019 Summit include Johanna Burton, the recently named director of the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio; Connie Butler, chief curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; Valerie Cassel Oliver, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond; Meg Onli, assistant curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia; and Catherine Morris, Sackler senior curator at the Brooklyn Museum.
The Curatorial Leadership Summit will be followed by a public talk on artistic and curatorial practice between Lynne Cooke, senior curator of special projects in modern art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and artist Nick Mauss.
Slated for Saturday is a conversation called “Biennials Then and Now” led by Sally Tallant, director of the Queens Museum, which includes Bige Örer, director of the Istanbul Biennial; Candice Hopkins, senior curator of the Toronto Biennial of Art; and artist Ryan Gander. Later that day there will be a discussion—moderated by ARTnews Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas—on how issues of provocation and sexuality in art have changed over the last 25 years, with writer Linda Yablonsky, dealer Mitchell Algus, artist Betty Tompkins, and curator and writer Maura Reilly.
The full schedule of events is available on the Armory Show’s website.