Special lecture: Making art public
Nicholas Baume, New York Public Art Fund
Nicholas Baume was appointed director and chief curator of the Public Art Fund in September 2009 and now leads New York City’s pre-eminent presenter of art in the public realm. A native of Australia, Baume was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney before moving to the USA in 1998 to become the contemporary curator at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, followed by the chief curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.
Baume has a long history with the Kaldor Public Art Projects, having curated From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection at the MCA in 1995. Currently he sits on the curatorial advisory board.
In this talk, introduced by Wayne Tunnicliffe, the Gallery’s head of Australian art, Baume will discuss his recent projects at the Public Art Fund, including the major career survey, Sol LeWitt: Structures 1965–2006, now on view in New York. He will also discuss the growth of public art projects internationally, with Kaldor Art Projects as a prime example in Australia.
Image: Nicholas Baume