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Curating Controversial Exhibits is Topic of MCCC Lecture Nov. 18


WEST WINDSOR – The politics of curating exhibits representing atrocity and the broader topics of curatorial ethics will be the topic of a lecture at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

The lecture “No Code: Navigating Curatorial Ethics” will be presented by art historian Stamatina Gregory, based on her experience in curating the exhibit “Brian Weil: Being in the World,” a retrospective that will travel to the Santa Monica Museum of Art in January. Her lecture will be held at noon in Room 109 of the Communications Building on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. The lecture is free and open to the public as part of MCCC’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

During Brian Weil’s tragically-abbreviated career he documented images of the liminal and marginalized, including fetish devotees, homicide victims, people with AIDS, and transgender advocates. Gregory will address the responsibilities of the curatorial process and working through political and ethical issues.

Gregory is an independent curator and critic based in New York. She has organized exhibitions at the University of Pennsylvania, the FLAG Art Foundation in New York, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Ore., the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and the New York Museum of Modern Art. Gregory is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, where she writes on contemporary landscape photography, militarism, activism, and the media. She is currently a fellow at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College.

For more information on MCCC’s Distinguished Lecture Series, call (609) 570-3324 or visit www.mccc.edu/events.

Stamatina Gregory

Curator Stamatina Gregory, speaker for the Nov. 18 Distinguished Lecture at Mercer County Community College.

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