The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers is pleased to welcome American critic, curator, and artist Robert Storr for the presentation “Soviet Nonconformist Art: A View from the U.S.A.” This lecture is devoted to the topic of Soviet nonconformist and Russian contemporary art.
Robert Storr has served as Professor of Painting and Dean of the School of Art at Yale University since 2006. He was curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002, and was chosen commissioner of the 2007 Venice Biennial – the first American invited to that position. He has been a contributing editor at “Art in America” since 1981 and writes frequently for “Artforum,” “Parkett,” “Art Press” (Paris), and “Frieze” (London). Storr has written numerous catalogs, articles, and books, as well as received international honors and awards. This program is presented in conjunction with the new exhibition “Leonid Sokov: Ironic Objects,” the first major United States solo exhibition for Sokov (born 1941), one of the leading figures in Soviet underground and Russian-American contemporary art. Admission is free for Rutgers faculty, staff, and students. (with valid ID); $5 for Zimmerli members; and $10 general admission. Reservations are required for this highly anticipated event. Please RSVP to the Education Department at 848.932.6766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.