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The Koons Effect Part 2

FRI, Sept 12, 2014
10 am–4 pm

Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, 5th Avenue at 78th Street

On the occasion of the Whitney’s exhibition Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, this symposium brings together artists, curators, and scholars to consider Koons’s significance in contemporary art and culture as well as his dialogue with certain narratives of Western art history.

10 am: Registration

10:30 am–12 pm
Fabrication: Between Technology and Craft 
Glenn Adamson, Director, Museum of Arts and Design
Josiah McElheny, artist
Moderated by Michelle Kuo, Editor, Artforum

1–2:30 pm 
Standards of Taste
Johanna Burton, Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, New Museum
Donna De Salvo, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs, Whitney Museum

Michael Lobel, Professor of Art History, SUNY Purchase
Moderated by Meredith Martin, Associate Professor of Art History, NYU/IFA

3–4 pm
Jeff Koons in the 1980s: Pop Culture Turns Up Late
Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, NYU/IFA

Please note: This event takes place at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, 5th Avenue at 78th Street.

Online registration is currently at capacity. Seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis with registration. The event will be simulcast in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow. Limited seating may be available on the day of the program.

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A 30-second online art project:
Ryan Kuo, Hateful Little Thing

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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.