The Power Plant

Saskia Bos: Not Quite Meant for Above the Couch

Sat Oct 25 2014

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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Saskia Bos. Photo: Michael Di Vito

Saskia Bos has been the Dean of The School of Art at The Cooper Union in New York City since 2005. Previously, she served as Artistic and Managing Director of the de Appel Centre for Contemporary Art in Amsterdam for more than two decades and was also the Founding Director of the de Appel’s Curatorial Training Program. Known for her achievements in art history and critical theory, Bos has also produced many international exhibitions including the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2009 and the 2nd Berlin Biennial in 2001.

Recent acceleration in the global art market has exerted pressure and influence on the careers of emerging artists. Drawing on her experiences at Cooper Union and de Appel, Bos will discuss the need to support young artists develop their practices outside of the market economy and to avoid getting in too early. She will consider shooting stars, late bloomers and what distinguishes spotting art from truly looking at it, with a consideration of developments in New York and Europe as a backdrop.