The Koons Effect

On the occasion of the Whitney’s exhibition Jeff Koons: A RetrospectiveOpen link in new window, 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.

Friday, September 12, 2014 10AM-4PM
Location: Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, 5th Avenue at 78th Street 
Watch video from this symposium in our video archive.


10:00AM Registration/Check-in

10:30AM-12:00PM  Fabrication: Between Technology and Craft 

Glenn Adamson, Director, Museum of Arts and DesignOpen link in new window

Josiah McElheny, artist

Moderated by Michelle Kuo, EditorArtforumOpen link in new window

1PM-2:30PM  Standards of Taste

Johanna Burton, Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, New MuseumOpen link in new window

Donna De Salvo, Deputy Director for Programs and Chief Curator, Whitney MuseumOpen link in new window

Michael Lobel, Professor of Art History, SUNY PurchaseOpen link in new window

Moderated by Meredith Martin, Associate Professor of Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

3PM-4PM Jeff Koons in the 1980s: Pop Culture Turns Up Late

Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU