James Voorhies

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30 Nov 2016

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James Voorhies.

James Voorhies is the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University where he oversees a contemporary arts program dedicated to the synthesis of art, design, and education through exhibitions of existing works and production of new commissions. His writing has appeared in such publications as Texte zur Kunst, Frieze, Harvard Design Magazine, and Printed Matter, as well as many artist monographs and exhibition catalogues. Voorhies is the founder of Bureau for Open Culture and holds a PhD in modern and contemporary art history from The Ohio State University. He has taught art history and critical theory at Bennington College in Vermont, and currently teaches contemporary art and curatorial practice in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. His book Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form is forthcoming from MIT Press in 2017. In 2016, Voorhies served as an LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.