Gallery experiences go virtual at the USF Contemporary Art Museum
"Art doesn't take a vacation. When it does, you're in some significant amount of trouble," Viveros-Fauné says.
Jessi Smith writes about USF Contemporary Art Museum experience during the pandemic.
Narciso Martinez, "Fresh Cut (The begging of a new day)", 2020.
The Neighbors: Slide Shows for America
USF's Contemporary Art Museum presents The Neighbors: Slide Shows for America, a photography exhibition. Louisiana artist Douglas Bourgeois paints the natural world around him. The Repertory Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah, spreads the power of dance to students through educational programs. Animals at the Sacramento Zoo create works of art.
Jake Chapman Conversation
Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of Coronavirus participating artist Jake Chapman talks with USFCAM Curator-at-large Christian Viveros-Faune about about he and his brother Dinos's new series titled The Disasters of Yoga II (2019-2020).
Exposición virtual: Life During Wartime / Christian Viveros-Fauné en conversación con Voz de América
La experiencia de ir a un museo mutó por la pandemia. En su lugar han surgido otras formas, como esta exposición digital que los invitamos a observar. Informa Alonso Castillo, Voz de América, Miami.
Tunick muestra a afrodescendientes antes del levantamiento en USA
Spencer Tunick participa de la muestra colectiva "Life During Wartime: Art in the age of the coronavirus", curada por Christián Viveros-Fauné para USFCA, Tampa, Florida.
El periódico mexicano La Jornada conversó con el artista acerca de la muestra, su obra, y el contexto actual de la sociedad.
Foto: Spencer Tunick, Stay Apart Together, 2020
Part of the online exhibition at USFCA
Online group exhibition “You and Me and Everyone We Know” curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné
Sabrina Amrani is pleased to announce the online group exhibition ‘You and Me and Everyone We Know’ curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné, presenting works by Manal AlDowayan, Mónica Bengoa, Sebastiaan Bremer, Gianfranco Foschino, Anastasia Samoylova and Jorge Tacla.
Pictured: Sebastiaan Bremer | I Am Holding My Breath for Weeks Now (2020).
"Art as Protest — From 1993 to Now", Armory Show panel discussion, Thur., March 7 at 3 pm
Using the infamous 1993 Whitney Biennial as a starting point, this panel will address how institutions show political art today; how the climate for viewing and understanding political art has shifted (or not); and, in turn, what political art looks like in a time of increasing connection, image-literacy, and social-collectivism.
Moderator: Christian Viveros-Fauné, Writer and Curator, University of South Florida Contemporary Art
Participants: Elisabeth Sussman, Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum
of American Art; Ben Davis, Critic (panel participants in formation)
Christian Viveros-Fauné in Conversation with Lisa Yuskavage - New York Studio School
Following the discussion will be a book signing of Christian Viveros-Fauné’s new book Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art, published by David Zwirner Books.
Opening Conversation: Zhao Gang & Christian Viveros-Fauné
Join us for an in-gallery conversation with artist Zhao Gang and guest curator Christian Viveros-Fauné for the opening of Zhao Gang: History Painting. Gang will discuss his paintings, practice, and how he has come to be positioned as an insider's outsider of both Chinese and American cultures. Experience the artist's work hung salon style in a 130-square-foot "apartment" built within the exhibition gallery and learn more about this format that mimics the 1980s phenomenon of "apartment art." Zhao Gang: History Painting opens on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6pm and is on view through January 5, 2020.
Opening May 23 at PAMM | Zhao Gang: History Painting
Zhao Gang: History Painting is organized by Guest Curator Christian Viveros-Fauné and coordinated at Pérez Art Museum Miami by Assistant Curator Jennifer Inacio.
ART AND POLITICAL ACTION:
ART'S STRONGEST CALLS
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2-3PM
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at East 67th Street
What has been the historical relationship between visual art and politics and what is it today? Artist Seth Cameron and art critic Christian Viveros-Fauné (author of Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art (David Zwirner Books, 2018)) engage in a conversation about paradigmatic cases that have given voice to art's strongest calls to political action over the last 150 years. From Francisco de Goya's The Disasters of War (1810-20) to David Hammons's In the Hood (1993), the panelists examine the ways in which artists have dealt with local and global political crises, the rise of consumer culture and the challenges of technologies—and how the long-lasting impact of their contributions continue to compel us today.
Seth Cameron, artist, writer, and co-founder, The Bruce High Quality Foundation
Christian Viveros-Fauné, author and Curator-at-Large, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum
The Visible Turn: Contemporary Artists Confront Political Invisibility
January 11 – March 2, 2019
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné: organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum
The four international artists in The Visible Turn: Contemporary Artists Confront Political Invisibility, Karolina Sobecka, Bosco Sodi, Tavares Strachan, and Jorge Tacla, create installations in response to the phenomenon of cultural concealment. They combine the presentation of objects and performances inside an exhibition venue with artist-directed activities that engage and support communities in the Tampa Bay area affected by political or social invisibility. Together, their works refer to people and ideas that have crucially been omitted from today’s social, political, economic, and cultural processes. According to Duchamp’s logic, invisibility is impotence. What is powerful is to be seen.
"ATACA AL FUERTE: 14 AÑOS DE CRÍTICA EN NUEVA YORK" Presentación en Feria ARCO 2019
Sábado 2 de marzo, 17 hrs. Feria ARCO, Sala 38, Pabellón 7.
Lanzamiento de Greatest Hits II: Arte en Nueva York, 2001-2015, del crítico chileno-neoyorquino Christian Viveros-Fauné, publicado por el Centro de Documentación y Estudios Avanzados de Arte Contemporáneo (CENDEAC). Con Javier Castro Flórez (coordinador de actividades del CENDEAC) y Juan José Santos (crítico de arte El País y autor Curaduría de Latinoamérica: 20 entrevistas a quienes cambiaron el arte contemporáneo, CENDEAC, 2018).
Milwaukee Model Symposium Looks At Intersection Of Art & Criminal Justice
The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Haggerty Museum of Art have convened a symposium on art and social issues, focusing specifically on criminal justice reform. Entitled, "The Milwaukee Model: Envisioning the Role of the Arts in Criminal Justice Reform," the three day series of talks and workshops features a local and nationally renowned panel of artists, curators, academics, and criminal justice experts.
Christian Viveros-Fauné is one of those experts. He’s an art and culture critic and the curator-at-large at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum. He also has a keen interest in art and politics and how they inform each other. Viveros-Fauné discusses the intersection of art and criminal justice with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.
Social Forms book presentation
@ USF CAM
Thursday, February 7 at 7 pm
FAH101 University of South Florida
College of the Arts
GIVE LIGHT, BUT BURN NOT THE SAINT
By BOSCO SODI
March to May 2018
The exhibition of the Mexican artist Bosco Sodi, curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné, will be open to the public from March 17 to May 6 at the Museum of Visual Arts – MAVI. It is his first exhibition in the country.
Talk & Tequila @ David Zwirner Books
Monday, December 3, 2018 6–8 PM
34 East 69th Street New York
Kindly RSVP to Annie Lyall Slaughter at
A private gathering featuring a conversation about art criticism today and tomorrow with Dawn Chan Jarrett, Earnest Orit Gat, Annie Godfrey Larmon, and Christian Viveros-Fauné. Moderated by Prudence Peiffer.
New York-based Christian Viveros-Fuané shares his wide range of experience in the art world; he has served as a critic, writer, curator and dealer. His writings have appeared in many international publications such as Art in America, Artnews and Newsweek. He has organized exhibits at museums in many countries including the Bronx Museum of Art and the contemporary museums of art in Santiago, Chile and Mexico City. He recently joined the Universal of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum as museum curator at large and visiting scholar. Free.
The McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships are awarded annually to eight established Minnesota-based artists. This discussion series, pairing a nationally recognized art critic or curator with two McKnight Visual Artist Fellows, offers attendees an opportunity to learn more about the fellows as well as about how their work intersects with broader contemporary art ideas and concerns.
The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (USFCAM) is pleased to announce that Christian Viveros-Fauné has joined the museum as Curator-at-Large. He will also serve as the 2018-2019 Kennedy Family Visiting Scholar at the USF School of Art and Art History. The prolific critic, curator, former art dealer and ex-art fair director took up the post on August 7. His inaugural exhibition at USFCAM, Miki Kratsman: People I Met, the first US exhibition of the work of the prize-winning Israeli conceptual photographer, opened on August 20, 2018.
Transformers: New Contemporary Sculpture by Darío Escobar and Patrick Hamilton
Curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné
Organization of American States | Secretariat for Hemispheric Affairs
AMA | Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th Street NW, Washington DC 20006
April 19 - July 8, 2018
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Opening reception: Wednesday, April 18, 6-8pm
The Art Newspaper Podcast on The New Museum Triennial "Songs for Sabotage" with Christian Viveros-Fauné
A look at the life and art of the two Austrian greats as shows open marking the 100th anniversary of their deaths. And the New Museum Triennial is reviewed.
Working Through Influence: A Conversation with Artist Angel Otero
In 1973, literary critic Harold Bloom published The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry. His central thesis was that poets are both hindered and encouraged in their creative process by the ambiguous relationship they necessarily maintain with precursor poets. A similarly fraught and productive relationship exists between visual artists and their own forerunners. Painter Angel Otero and critic-curator Christian Viveros-Fauné examine both the anxiety and advantages of influence in a freewheeling conversation that centers on Otero's relationship with various generations of artists as well as on the Puerto Rican painter's exhibition "Angel Otero: Elegies," currently on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
What does it mean when an international city decides to put our shared cultural heritage behind a paywall? Is it just another way to soak the rubes? Village Voice art writers R.C. Baker, Jennifer Krasinski, Siddhartha Mitter, Mallika Rao, and Christian Viveros-Fauné sat down to discuss the machinations of the Met’s decision.
Artists and industry insiders shed light on the commercial forces behind the veneer of genius and glamour than often shrouds contemporary art in Barry Avrich's documentary "Blurred Lines."
Starring Christian Viveros-Fauné, Julian Schnabel, Marina Abramovic, Glenn Lowry, Sarah Thornton, among others.
Lanzamiento "m. [una tentativa de inventario exhaustivo, aunque siempre inconcluso]" 24 de enero 2018
Mónica Bengoa, junto al Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes y BULB!, tiene el agrado de invitarlos al lanzamiento de m. [una tentativa de inventario exhaustivo, aunque siempre inconcluso], libro realizado en el marco de Tentativa de Inventario, exposición retrospectiva que inauguré el pasado 6 de diciembre en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Esta publicación incluye textos de María José Delpiano, Paula Dittborn, Fernando Pérez Villalón y Christian Viveros-Fauné y es al mismo tiempo el catálogo de la mencionada exhibición.
Miércoles 24 de enero 2018
Salón Blanco, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
José Miguel de La Barra 650,
Transformers: Recent works of Dario Escobar and Patrick Hamilton
With the support of the Direction of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Transformers: Recent works of Darío Escobar and Patrick Hamilton, curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné, will open on April 4 in the Art Museum of the Americas (AMA), Washington, DC.
The Review Panel
Brooklyn Public Library, in association with artcritical.com, presents THE REVIEW PANEL: An evening conversation about art.
Guests: Jonathan Kalb, Laila Pedro and Christian Viveros-Fauné. Moderated by David Cohen.
December 12, 2017
7 - 9 pm
Dweck Cultural Center, Brooklyn Public Library
Artworld Talk | Abstraction in Reverse panel
Panelists: Alexander Alberro, Art Critic, and Professor of Art History, Barnard College, New York; Kaira Cabañas, Associate Professor of Global Modern and Contemporary Art History, University of Florida, Gainesville. Moderator: Christian Viveros-Fauné, Art Critic and Curator, New York
Thu 07 Dec
5pm - 6pm
Miki Kratsman: People I Met / Gente que conocí @ MAC Quinta Normal
"Miki Kratsman: People I Met / Gente que conocí", curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné
Opening November 25 at 7:30 pm
MAC Quinta Normal, Santiago, Chile
"Jorge Tacla: Todo lo sólido se desvanece" @ CorpArtes
Jorge Tacla, "Todo lo sólido se desvanece", curada por Christian Viveros-Fauné
Inauguración 21 de noviembre
CorpArtes, Santiago, Chile
Christian Viveros-Faune, art critic of the Village Voice and ArtNet News, and also former dealer and co-owner of Roebling Hall, talks about Christian-gate, which got him fired and re-hired at the Voice; Damien Hirst’s obituary; the state of the art world, in New York in particular; and the life of a critic.
Angel Otero, Elegies @ Bronx Museum
ANGEL OTERO OPENING RECEPTION
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Join us for the opening reception for Angel Otero: Elegies, organized by Christian Viveros-Faune.
Angel Otero in conversation with Christian Viveros-Fauné
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
6:00 to 7:30 PM
Please join us at the apartment of Alison and Donald Weiss for a conversation with artist Angel Otero and curator Christian Viveros-Fauné on the upcoming exhibition Angel Otero: Elegies.
Alison and Donald Weiss
150 East 69th Street, Apt 22G (Between Lexington and 3rd)
New York City
RSVP by Friday, September 8 to Allison Grandy to / 718-681-6000
ART CRITICS FORUM
The second annual EXPO CHICAGO Art Critics Forum will highlight significant issues in arts journalism today, hosting leading national and international critics to discuss topics related to writing, authorship and publishing amongst their colleagues and peers. The 2017 Forum, “Criticism in the Post-Truth Era,” will address the impact of the current political climate on the state of art journalism. Led by artnet News Critic Christian Viveros-Fauné, the Forum will feature a series of short presentations by Afterall Editor Ana Bilbao, ARTnews Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas, freelance critic Kevin McGarry and artnet news critic Kenny Schachter, followed by a roundtable discussion.
The Art Critics Forum, open to all accredited press and EXPO CHICAGO guests, will take place Thursday, September 14, from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. on the /Dialogues stage, presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
USFCAM David Claerbout After Party
The USF Contemporary Art Museum invites you to join us for an After Party following the art lecture and celebration for David Claerbout.
Honoring visiting art critic Christian Viveros-Fauné
Light dinner buffet at the home of
7806 East 113th Avenue
Opening of "Nicolás Franco: Primeras Líneas"
Curated by Christian Viveros Fauné
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima, Perú
Look Me In The Eye Sister @ Galería Leyendecker
Group show curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné
James English Leary, Angel Otero, Kysa Johnson, Patrick Hamilton, Martin Kippenberger, Rhys Coren, G. T. Pellizzi, Dexter Dalwood, Anna Bjerger, Marita Fraser
Through September 8
Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World @ Tribeca Film Festival
As one art scene insider proclaims, the contemporary art world can be summed up as “rich people trying to prove how rich they are,” but is that all there is to this billion dollar industry? Well-researched and expertly constructed, Barry Avrich’s eye-opening documentary peels back the layers of the art world economy- from production to circulation, and delineates every integral player in the game of art-making, including curators, gallerists, collectors, donors, auction houses, and … artists. In the process, he unpacks the complex and surprising ecosystem that supports the art world superstars and million-dollar deals that make front-page news. Featuring extraordinary access to industry players and candid statements from prominent artists like Damien Hirst, Julian Schnabel, Taryn Simon, and Marina Abramovic, Blurred Lines collides the two narratives of the art world as both above and beholden to market forces.
Christian Viveros-Faune, art writer for the Village Voice and ArtNet, returns to The Conversation to talk about: the triumph of the new Whitney Museum building; the Museum of Modern Art’s struggles (including curator Klaus Biesenbach’s star-fucking, and why the Forever Now show sucked); the situation with censored Cuban artist Tania Bruguera, and why no of consequence will defend her; and money and the art world, particularly in the form of collectors-built museums (the Rubells, the Mugrabis).
TEFAF Coffee Talks - Latin American Art Now: Its changing place in the "Western canon"
May 5, 2017
Why is Latin American art still considered new? The artistic output of this rich and varied region has flourished for centuries engendering sophisticated collecting showcased in remarkable institutions. Diego Rivera, Wifredo Lam, and Lygia Pape have been represented in museums and private collections for decades. Today, Latin American art sparks popular interest, inspires major exhibitions in the US and abroad, and breaks records at auction. Yet art from the “margins” remains an innovation. This panel of specialists discusses the category of “art from the Americas” as a specialty, its breadth and diversity, and its changing status in the art world.
Re-Sited Panel Discussion: What is the "Site of Art"? @ Residency Unlimited
Re-Sited presents the first in the series of informal discussions that examine both the psychology of the “exhibition site” and the “conceptual space.” This conversation is dedicated to questioning: “What is the Site of Art?” and how does “space become a site?”
A discussion bringing together Melissa Bianca Amore and William Stover, co-founders of Re-Sited with Eric Shiner, Sotheby’s Senior Vice President of Contemporary Art, the art critic Christian Viveros-Fauné and artist and filmmaker Natasha Johns-Messenger.
Exploring the site—the site as medium; the medium as site; the subject as site; the site as subject; the site as object—the object of site.
In our current “meta—disciplinary age,” where artists are blurring the boundaries between visual arts, performance, science, technology and architecture, the site of art has become the subject, the object and the medium, whereby shifting the traditional “viewing process” to an experience of space or rather a “situation” placed in space. The emphasis towards “interactivity” and “inter-disciplinary aesthetics” has challenged the expectation and reception with a work of art.
Intradisciplinary Seminar: Christian Viveros-Fauné at Cooper Union
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | 7 - 8.30 pm
In a free, public event Christian Viveros-Fauné, an art and culture critic with artnet news, discusses the role of art criticism today.
The Intradisciplinary Seminar, sponsored by the The Cooper Union School of Art, presents a series of free, public lectures reflecting a broad range of contemporary art issues. Speakers include artists, writers, and thinkers currently engaged in a variety of practices. The emphasis is on interdisciplinary approaches, presenting new voices, international perspectives and scholarship across multiple fields. The series constitutes a lively forum for the exchange of ideas between practitioners, students, faculty and the public.
The Fall 2016 Intradisciplinary Seminar is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding support from the Robert Lehman Foundation.
Located in The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)
"Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life" @ C-SPAN
Nato Thompson talked about his book Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life, in which examines how business and government use art to influence. He spoke with art critic Christian Viveros-Faune.
Flipping the Script: Real Estate, NYC and the Role of Artists @ NeueHouse
November 20, 2016
Is it possible to work and continue to live in NYC? Must creative types continue to be marginalized by the real estate industry? Can new relations be established with sources of wealth to keep culture from fleeing? What are the solutions?
These and other questions concerning the “G-word”—gentrification—and its many meanings will be considered by panelists Caroline Woolard, Danielle Jackson, Felix Salmon and Ben Davis. Moderated by Christian Viveros-Fauné.
Art critic and curator Christian Viveros-Faune talks about the Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera, who was arrested for disturbing the public order prior to staging a performance about free speech in Havana’s Revolution Square in December. Her case is an obstacle in the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, and has been condemned by the U.S. State department and by many in the art world.