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ICA Ideas: Tim Griffin from The Kitchen, New York (Full Lecture)


Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Kitchen, New York, Tim Griffin discusses contemporary painting and previews his contribution to ICA Miami’s catalogue for Ryan Sullivan.

Tim Griffin is Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Kitchen, where he has organized exhibitions by Danh Vo and Xiu Xiu, Chantal Akerman, and Gretchen Bender, as well as choreographers Gerard & Kelly; and performances by Richard Maxwell and Aki Sasamoto, as well as by composers Morton Subotnick, Laurel Halo, James Hoff, C. Spenser Yeh, and Samita Sinha, among many others. His upcoming projects include a collaboration with Ralph Lemon and a multidisciplinary exhibition, “From Minimalism into Algorithm,” exploring serial composition techniques during the past forty years. From 2003 to 2010 Griffin was editor-in-chief of Artforum. During that time he organized comprehensive issues on the legacies of minimalism and land art; contemporary notions of performance; art and its markets; the philosophy of Jacques Rancière; and, in his final issue, the museum reconsidered in a current context radically different from that of its conception. Griffin’s “Worlds Apart: Contemporary Art, Globalization, and the Rise of Biennials” was recently published in Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present, and he has penned monographic essays on artists and filmmakers such as Akerman, John Baldessari, Seth Price, Taryn Simon, and Kelley Walker; and he is editing a volume of collected writings on the art of Wade Guyton.