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"Now It Lies Free of Cares in the Open Roses" with Adam Budak

Thu, Oct 26/17 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Mediatheque (Room 200), 1 Spadina Crescent

Registration is not required for this event. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

This talk will investigate the possibility of a generosity as an acting principle of an institutional agency. 

Since 2014, Adam Budak has been the Chief Curator at the National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic. He was previously a curator for contemporary art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., at Kunsthaus of the Unversalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria, and the Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, Poland.

Budak has curated numerous exhibitions, including Manifesta 7 (Trentino Alto Adige), Venice Biennale (the Polish Pavilion of the Architecture Biennale and the Estonian Pavilion at Art Biennale), two editions of the Prague Biennale, Gherdëina Biennale, and Trienala Ladina, and he has worked with many distinguised artists, including Louise Bourgeois, John Baldessari, Sharon Lockhart, Monika Sosnowska, Ai Weiwei and Brian Eno. He has contributed to many publications and edited two volumes of What is Architecture? 

Image credit - film still from Pierre Huyghe, "the Host and the Cloud".