The Koons Effect
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.
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.
10:30AM-12:00PM Fabrication: Between Technology and Craft
Glenn Adamson, Director, Museum of Arts and Design
Josiah McElheny, artist
Moderated by Michelle Kuo, Editor, Artforum
1PM-2:30PM Standards of Taste
Johanna Burton, Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, New Museum
Donna De Salvo, Deputy Director for Programs and Chief Curator, Whitney Museum
Michael Lobel, Professor of Art History, SUNY Purchase
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