One Week Until: An Evening with Helen Molesworth and Charles Reeve

Faculty of Arts and Science at OCAD University

Photo of Open Questions: Thirty Years of Writing About Art. Courtesy of Phaidon

Book Sale & Meet the Author
March 27, 2024 | 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
1st Floor Lobby, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

Public Talk on Open Questions: Thirty Years of Writing about Art
March 27, 2024 | 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
1st Floor Auditorium (MCA 190), 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

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Join OCAD University’s Acting Dean of Arts & Science Charles Reeve in conversation with writer, curator and podcaster Helen Molesworth about her new book, Open Questions: Thirty Years of Writing about Art (Phaidon). Over the past three decades, Molesworth’s singular perspective and lively curatorial vision have established her as one of the art world’s most dynamic and influential voices. Open Questions, the first ever collection of her writings, presents 24 essays from the past 30 years, gathered from exhibition catalogs and art publications such as Artforum, Documents, frieze and October. In this wide-ranging conversation, Molesworth and Reeve will explore art’s unique capacity for merging knowledge and feeling while reflecting on Molesworth’s writing and considering new ways of viewing and thinking about contemporary art.

About the Speakers

Helen Molesworth is a writer, curator and podcaster based in Los Angeles. Her major monographic exhibitions include Ruth Asawa, Moyra Davey, Noah Davis, Steve Locke, Kerry James Marshall, Josiah McElheny, Catherine Opie, Amy Sillman and Luc Tuymans. A prolific and award-winning author, Molesworth is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Clark Art Writing Prize and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies Award for Curatorial Excellence. Her podcast “Death of an Artist” made numerous “Best of 2022” lists. The first ever collection of her writings, Open Questions: Thirty Years of Writing about Art, is available now from Phaidon.

Charles Reeve is Acting Dean and Professor in the Faculty of Arts & Science at OCAD University. He has published widely in the fields of modern and contemporary art, with a special emphasis on artists’ autobiographies. With Rachel Epp Buller, he is co-editor of Inappropriate Bodies: art, design, and maternity (Demeter, 2019). His book Artists’ Autobiographies from Today to the Renaissance and Back was published by Routledge in 2022.

Images (left to right): Charles Reeve; Helen Molesworth. Photos: Leanna McClennan. Courtesy of Phaidon.

About The Faculty of Arts and Science

The Faculty of Arts and Science at OCAD University offers a dynamic platform for students to enhance their creative pursuits through global explorations in art and design history, media, social sciences, literature, ecology, humanities, science and technology. Our interdisciplinary approach integrates both studio practice and theoretical inquiry. Guided by the principles of decolonization, social justice and sustainability, our programs prepare students with essential professional skills in writing, analysis, business and technology, and our graduates have achieved success in diverse fields including game design, publishing, business and curation.

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