This week: Holy bicenquinquagenary Batman! Brian and Duncan
(and guest stars including but not limited to Randall Szott) talk
to Creative Time chief curator, author, and all around interesting
guest Nato Thompson. This show is the second in the series of
interviews recorded at the Open Engagement conference at which Mr.
Thompson was a guest. This series already charts among some of my
favorites in the history of the show. Enjoy!
Since January 2007, Nato has organized major projects for Creative
Time such as Democracy in America: The National Campaign (2008),
Paul ChanÂ’s acclaimed Waiting for Godot in New Orleans (2007) and
Mike Nelson’s A Psychic Vacuum. Previous to Creative Time, he
worked as Curator at MASS MoCA where he completed numerous
large-scale exhibitions such as The Interventionists: Art in the
Social Sphere (2004), a survey of political art of the 1990s with a
catalogue distributed by MIT Press. His writings have appeared in
numerous publications including BookForum, Art Journal, tema
celeste, Parkett, Cabinet and The Journal of Aesthetics and
Protest. The College Art Association awarded him for distinguished
writing in Art Journal in 2004. He recently curated an exhibition
for Independent Curators International titled Experimental
Geography with a book available by Melville House Publishing. His
book on art and activism is due out by Autonomedia in October
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