Sunday, November 16, 2 pm
$10/$5 (WAAM members)
As Curator of Visual Arts at MASS MoCA since 2006, Susan Cross has organized a string of major exhibitions, beginning with Spencer Finch: What Time Is It on the Sun? (May 2007–Spring 2008); Material World: Sculpture to Environment (April 2010–February 2011), presenting immersive site-specific installations by seven US and European artists; The Workers: Precarity/Invisibility/Mobility (May 2011–April 14, 2012), featuring nearly forty works in multiple media by a broad group of emerging and established international artists whose work addresses contemporary labor issues; andInvisible Cities (April 2013 – February 4, 2013). Recent projects include Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty, featuring a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler’s infamous Peacock Room , and The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor, highlighting the work of six artists working in 16mm and 35mm film. The Dying of the Light is an homage to analog film and a plea to help keep it from disappearing. Cross has commissioned numerous new works for MASS MoCA, and authored essays for and edited exhibition catalogs and books.
CURRENTLY IN THE GALLERIES @ MASS MoCA
Prior to MASS MoCA, Cross was a curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, organizing exhibitions for the New York Museum, the Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain, and the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin. She also worked with the museum’s Young Collectors Council, acquiring works for the permanent collection from a wide range of young international contemporary artists.
Cross served as the juror for WAAM’s 2014 Solo Shows. For her talk, she will give an overview of the innovative thinking behind Mass MoCA’s current and upcoming exhibitions.