The Power Plant

Richard Flood: Tearing Down the House – Notes on Contemporary Curating

Fri Oct 23 2009

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


As Chief Curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Richard Flood is a defining force in the contemporary art world. To inaugurate the museum’s SANAA-designed building in 2007, Flood initiated ‘Unmonumental,’ an exhibition that The New York Times described as “a gauntlet thrown down to other New York museums.” In his previous roles as Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Walker Art Center, Flood’s curatorial projects included ‘Brilliant: New Art from London’ and ‘Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962–1972.’ Former positions include a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, and Director of Barbara Gladstone Gallery.