Robert Slifkin & Bob Nickas
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
6:30 p.m. talk
Reception to follow
Canzani Center Auditorium
In conjunction with the opening of Alan Shields: A Different Kind of Painting and Stitch, Beeler Gallery presents a conversation between art historian Robert Slifkin and author, curator, and art critic Bob Nickas. They will be discussing the work and life of the late artist Alan Shields.
The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public.
About the Scholars
Robert Slifkin is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University where he teaches courses addressing various aspects of modern and contemporary art and culture. He is the author of Out of Time: Philip Guston and the Refiguration of Postwar American Art (University of California Press, 2013) which was awarded the Philips Book Prize. His essays and reviews appeared in such journals as Artforum, American Art, Art Bulletin, October, and Oxford Art Journal, and he has been the recipient of fellowships from the Henry Luce Foundation, The Clark Art Institute, The Getty Research Institute, and the Henry Moore Foundation. He is currently working on a new book project entitled The New Monuments and the End of Man: American Sculpture Between War and Peace, 1945-1975, which will consider the intertwined histories of sculpture and nuclear war in postwar U.S. culture.
Bob Nickas is a New York-based critic and curator. He has organized more than 80 exhibitions, including service on the teams responsible for Aperto at the Venice Biennale in 1993 and the 2003 Lyon Biennial. The author of numerous reviews and catalog essays, Nickas is a regular contributor to Artforum and Vice.