Dan Byers

Dan Byers. Photo courtesy of Roll Magazine.

Dan Byers is Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Previously, he served as the Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Byers was co-curator, with Daniel Baumann and Tina Kukielski, of the 2013 Carnegie International. Other recent projects include solo exhibitions of Cathy Wilkes, Ragnar Kjartansson, and James Lee Byars, as well as the group exhibitions Reanimation, featuring William E. Jones, Joachim Koester, and Nashashibi/Skaer; Ordinary Madness, a large-scale, wide-ranging exhibition drawn from the Carnegie’s collection of contemporary art; and the Pittsburgh Biennial, which featured artists such as Lenka Clayton, Zak Prekop, Peggy Ahwesh, and Frank Santoro. Byers contributed to the Center’s 2013 publication Pigeons on the Grass, Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk About the Field. He was a 2014 panelist and a 2015 LOI panelist, both in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.

References

The work of 22 artists, spanning four generations, was presented in an exhibition that examined clay’s appeal and craft.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announced its 2014 grants in support of Philadelphia’s arts and cultural community today. They include 12 new Pew Fellowships of $60,000 each, 35 project grants in amounts up to $300,000, and two Advancement grants of $500,000 each.

A multidisciplinary cohort of artists will consider how SAADA’s materials can inform new works that grapple with questions of identity and belonging, and create a platform for overlooked histories.

Collaborators & Colleagues

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The Philadelphia Folklore Project will undergo a major organizational restructuring and launch the Folklore Congress, an annual event that serves over 300 members of the folk arts community.

Ars Nova Workshop undertook planning for an exhibition that explores the relationship between Han Bennink and Peter Brötzmann, two important figures in European improvised music.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Kathleen Forde is an independent curator based in New York City and Istanbul and the artistic director at large for Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul.

Inspired by the Center-funded Paul Evans retrospective at the James A. Michener Art Museum, we ask Williams and Tsien to reflect on the art-furniture designer’s work and its relationship to architecture.

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One the first curators to radically re-think the contemporary art exhibition context, Siegelaub spoke with Gleadowe, a British art historian, prior to his passing in 2013 for a forthcoming book from the Center on structural innovation in exhibition-making.

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Grants & Grantees

Ars Nova Workshop, a free jazz and experimental music presenter, has programmed nearly 500 events since 2000, often in atypical settings.