Please join us in Midway’s library at 4 pm this Saturday, May 11th for a talk by Midway’s guest curator Fionn Meade. Meade will consider different approaches to telling history within Plaisance and further explore the ethnographic concept of secondary explanation and the role of affective research within specific works.
Fionn Meade is a writer and curator based in New York. He is currently a faculty member at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and in the MFA program for Visual Arts, Columbia University. Previously, he has been a curator at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle and Curator at SculptureCenter in New York, where his exhibitions included Scene, Hold, Ballast, with David Maljkovic and Lucy Skaer, Time Again and Knight’s Move, and Leopards in the Temple. He and Lucy Raven co-organized Nachleben, Goethe Institut, NY, which engaged Aby Warburg’s thinking. He has also organized exhibitions at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, the Jewish Museum of Belgium and the CCS Bard Hessel Museum. His writing has appeared in Artforum, Bomb, Bidoun, The Fillip Review, Mousse, Modern Painters, Parkett, and Spike Quarterly, among other publications. He was the recipient of an Arts Writer Grant from Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Support for the Midway Contemporary Art Artist and Curatorial lecture series is generously provided by The National Endowment for the Arts