The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) presents a lecture by internationally renowned scholar and critic Robert Storr on North by New York: New Nordic Art, a focused survey of contemporary Scandinavian art.

Mr. Storr—curator of North by New York with independent scholar and curator Francesca Pietropaolo—will discuss the process of creating the exhibition and the ways in which it illuminates the extraordinary diversity of medium, content, and artistic vision that informs Scandinavian art today.

The exhibition will be open for viewing both before and after the talk. A cocktail reception on the terrace of Scandinavia House will follow, enabling conversation with Mr. Storr and ASF President Edward P. Gallagher.

Painter, critic, curator, and art historian Robert Storr has been Dean of the Yale School of Art since 2006. Prior to this he was professor of Modern Art at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and senior curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. At MoMA, Mr. Storr organized more than twenty exhibitions and was coordinator of Projects, the Museum’s exhibition series devoted to the work of contemporary artists. He was also director of the 2007 Venice Biennale. The author of numerous monographs and catalogues, Mr. Storr is a contributing editor at Art in America and writes frequently for art press, Frieze, Artforum, and other publications.

July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011

Photo: Eileen Travell/The American-Scandinavian Foundation

TUES – 7-19-2011 – 6:30 PM
Reservations strongly recommended