Join us on Thursday, June 4, at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center for a FREE talk about artist boycotts of biennials by Noah Simblist, associate professor of art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Simblist is an artist, curator and writer who focuses on art and politics in Israel-Palestine. He has contributed to Art Journal, Modern Painters, Art Papers, Art Lies, and other publications. Curatorial projects include Yuri’s Office by Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation at Ft. Worth Contemporary Arts, Out of Place at Lora Reynolds Gallery, Tamy Ben Tor at Testsite, and Queer State(s) at the Visual Arts Center. He was also on the curatorial team for the 2013 Texas Biennial. Writing projects include “How Do You Pronounce The Politics Of Aesthetics” in Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic, eds. James Elkins and Harper Montgomery (Penn State University Press, 2013); Setting Sail: The Aesthetics of Politics on the Gaza Flotilla, for Art Papers, The Art of Forgetfulness, the Trauma of Memory: Yael Bartana and Artur Zmijewski for Transmission Annual, a feature about the work of Dor Guez for ARTPULSE as well as interviews with Francis Alÿs, Khaled Hourani, AL Steiner and AK Burns, Omer Fast, Jill Magid, Walead Beshty, Yoshua Okon, and Nicholas Schaffhausen.
BURNAWAY’s Critic-in-Residence program is changing the way cities can work together to support artists and their audiences. Working with Pelican Bomb in New Orleans to apply the same framework to a dual-city residency program, arts writers can participate in one-week stays in both Atlanta and New Orleans, which include artist studio visits, as well as museum, gallery, and private collection tours. BURNAWAY’s Critic-in-Residence Program is made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Arts.