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The Actual Lives of Catherine Millet and Robert Storr

Par Catherine Millet, Robert Storr
Publié par Clifford Armion le 19/01/2012

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On both sides of the Atlantic, Catherine Millet and Robert Storr have played key roles as witnesses and actors in the transformations of the art world. Catherine Millet, author of best sellers ((The Sexual Life of Catherine M)) and ((Jealousy)) and editor-in-chief of Art Press magazine, will join Robert Storr, former curator of MoMA and the dean of the School of Art at Yale University, to discuss their wide-ranging interests, their intermingled careers, and the current art scene.

Catherine Millet est directrice de la rédaction d'Art Press. Elle est l'auteure de plusieurs ouvrages dans le domaine de l'art contemporain. Son récit La Vie sexuelle de Catherine M., publié au Seuil en 2001, a été traduit dans une quarantaine de langues.

Robert Storr is an artist, critic, curator and in 2006 was appointed Professor of Painting and Dean of the School of Art at Yale University. Mr. Storr received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1972 and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1978. He was curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002. In 2002 Mr. Storr was named the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Mr. Storr has also taught at CUNY, the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art, New York Studio School, and Harvard University. He lectures frequently in his country and abroad.

He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981 and writes frequently for ArtforumParkettArt Press (Paris), and Frieze (London). He has also written numerous catalogs, articles, and books. Among his many honors he has received a Penny McCall Foundation Grant for painting, a Norton Family Foundation Curator Grant, and honorary doctorates from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Maine College of Art and Lyme Academy. His awards include the American Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, a special AICA award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Art Criticism, an ICI Agnes Gund Curatorial Award, and the Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History from the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. In 2000 the French Ministry of Culture presented him with the medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. He is currently Consulting Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. and in 2007 was chosen commissioner of the 2007 Venice Biennale, the first American invited to assume that position.


With: Catherine Millet, Robert Storr
Co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) - Le Skyroom).
Introduction 00:23
The creation of Art Press  03:52
Duchamp, the man and the artist: conflicting perceptions in the Anglophone and French world of art 07:01
The role of documentary photography as a tool for reflexion upon art history 16:14
G. Richter’s September: representing an historical event inscribed in collective memory 18:44
The false dichotomy between objectivity and subjectivity when writing about art 23:15
Approaching the artist from "the inside out": C. Millet and Dalí  28:56
The evolution and maturation of the critical approach to Dalí's work 31:48
The mutual influence of C. Millet’s art analyses and autobiographical writings  37:55
What form to adopt when writing about an artist 44:44
Calling for a reexamination of international cultural relationships beyond rivalry 49:15
Culture in a postcolonial era: generational culpability and the importance of national preservation 52:16
Questions from the audience 59:53

Cette ressource a été publiée dans le cadre de la troisième saison du festival "Walls and Bridges" qui s'est déroulée du 19 au 28 octobre 2011 à New York.

Pour citer cette ressource :

Catherine Millet, Robert Storr, "The Actual Lives of Catherine Millet and Robert Storr", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2012. Consulté le 25/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/arts/the-actual-lives-of-catherine-millet-and-robert-storr

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