November 17, 2015

Vija Celmins im Gespräch mit Robert Storr

Exhibition talk

A event of the Friends of the Secession

Vija Celmins has been known since the 1970s for memorable subjects—seas, deserts, nocturnal skies, spider webs—she renders in a variety of media. Celmins’s retrospective at the Secession is her first solo exhibition in Austria, for which she has selected over seventy works of graphic art from five decades; it surveys this strand of her oeuvre from work she created as a student in the early 1960s to several recent editions that have never been on public display.

Robert Storr is Professor of painting/printmaking and Dean of the School of Art at Yale University. He was Curator and then Senior Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002, where he organized monographic exhibitions on Chuck Close, Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann, Tony Smith, and Robert Ryman. He was the Director of the 2007 Venice Biennale, the first American born curator to be named to that post. Robert Storr has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981 and writes frequently for Artforum, Parkett, Art Press (Paris), and Frieze (London) and Corriere della Serra (Milan.)