Public Program:
Outside the Box Gallery Talks: Charlotta Kotik on “Chris Ofili: Night and Day”
December 18 2014
Join Charlotta Kotik for a gallery-based talk in conjunction with “Chris Ofili: Night and Day.” Kotik, an independent curator and former Curator and Chair of the Contemporary Art Department at the Brooklyn Museum, where she organized “Sensation” in 1999, will briefly address the tumultuous events that surrounded Ofili’s presentation as part of that exhibition. She will then turn to a discussion of the sculptures and three dimensional aspects of the various works included in the current exhibition at the New Museum, whose rich iconography connects them with both historical masterpieces and contemporary art practices.

Outside the Box features gallery-based talks given by guest speakers over the course of a season. In this program, lecturers with diverse disciplinary backgrounds and affinities address the New Museum’s current exhibition(s) in forty-five- to sixty-minute presentations taking place exclusively in the Museum’s galleries. As a way to emphasize the Museum’s strong commitment to new art and new ideas, Outside the Box lecturers speak about the exhibitions or themes emergent in artists’ works from the various positions they occupy, be they academic, personal, political, etc., and engage in rich investigations that illuminate and probe the Museum’s current exhibition program.
Courtesy the artist and New Museum, New York