Please join us for a talk by Yasmil Raymond on Saturday, November 12th at 4:00pm. Raymond’s talk will focus on her work at the Dia Art Foundation, where she has been a curator since 2009. Dia’s role has been to commission, exhibit and preserve art that has, in many cases, expanded far beyond the traditional museum’s walls. Dia has made a commitment to the long-term care and exhibition of site-specific art such as Walter De Maria’s The New York Earth Room, which has been on view since 1980, and Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.
Dia:Beacon opened in 2003 in Beacon, New York. Dia:Beacon maintains almost 300,000 square feet of exhibition space in a former printing factory. The site hosts part of Dia’s permanent collection and year-long exhibitions of important artists working from the 1960s to today.
Yasmil Raymond joined the Dia Art Foundation as a curator in 2009. She has worked at the Walker Art Center, first as a curatorial fellow and later as Associate Curator in Visual Arts. At the Walker she organized an exhibition of work by Tomás Sareceno and curated Abstract Resistance (2010), Brave New Worlds, (co-curated with Doryun Chong, 2008) and the award-winning Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love (in collaboration with Philippe Vergne, 2007).
Support for the Midway Contemporary Art Artist and Curatorial lecture series is generously provided by The National Endowment for the Arts and The Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank