This week on the show we are visiting the one and only Stuart Comer, chief curator of Media and Performance at the Museum of Modern Art. Stuart is not only prolifically active as a curator at MoMA doing all of the things curators do: building exhibitions, building collections, building relationships with artists, the public, and patrons, etc – but as a department head at a museum the scale of MoMA, Stuart is also very much a leader. The department of media and performance art at MoMA comprises a whole team of professionals, and the work that Stuart and his colleagues have been doing over the years to build upon the legacy left by their predecessors, and the ways in which they’ve expanded and branched out into new arenas has been nothing short of incredible. In our chat with Stuart this week, we hear all about his department’s leading work in shaping what it looks like for art museums to exhibit, collect, and conserve performance art and dance, as well as Stuart’s origins as a curator, including serving as the Tate Modern’s first-ever curator of film. Tune in to hear Stuart’s story!
Links from the conversation with Stuart
> Barbara Kruger's Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You. https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5394
> Studio Residency: Okwui Okpokwasili https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5226
> Simone Forti: https://www.moma.org/calendar/performance/866
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