Art Now! Speakers' Series: Kitty Scott & Tom McDonough

Kitty Scott and Tom McDonough

Kitty Scott & Tom McDonough

Kitty Scott, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Ontario and writer and critic Tom McDonough will be speaking about their work and research for the Visual Arts Department's Art Now! Winter Speaker Series.

Kitty Scott is well-known and highly respected in the museum world with over 20 years of experience. Prior to her appointment at the AGO, she was the director of visual arts at the Banff Centre; chief curator at the Serpentine Gallery, London; and curator of contemporary art at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Scott has curated exhibitions of artists including Francis Alÿs, Janet Cardiff, Paul Chan, Peter Doig, Janice Kerbel, Ragnar Kjartansson, Silke Otto-Knapp, Ken Lum, Frances Stark, and Ron Terada, and was a core agent for dOCUMENTA (13), in Kassel, Germany.

Tom McDonough is a writer and critic based in upstate New York and Toronto whose work addresses the intersections of art and political struggle in the postwar era, with a special emphasis on France. He is widely known for his books on the Situationist International, which include "The Beautiful Language of My Century": Reinventing the Language of Contestation in Postwar France, 1945-1968 (2007); Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents (2002); and The Situationists and the City (2009). McDonough's essays on contemporary art and photography have appeared in journals such as Afterall, Artforum, October and OSMOS, where he is a contributing editor. He is Associate Professor of Art History at Binghamton University, State University of New York, teaching the history of the European avant-gardes and modern art and architecture. In Fall 2014 he was a Visiting Associate Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 > 7:00PM > NCB-113

This Artist talk is part of Art Now!, a course offered by the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. The course focuses on current contemporary art production, both locally, nationally and internationally. The Winter 2015 Series “FREEDOM!??” is organized by Kelly Jazvac.

All Artist Talks are FREE and OPEN to the Public!

See the full list of our upcoming visiting artists: 2015 Winter Speakers' Series