PTG: Abstraction since 1980 at the Guggenheim

Friday, January 17, 2014 at 2 p.m.


“In a series of short talks and discussions, international scholars, curators, and artists address questions of painting and abstraction from the 1980s to the present. Presentations will be given by Suzanne Hudson, Mark Godfrey, and Katy Siegel, in addition to a conversation amongst distinguished curators, moderated by Guggenheim Senior Curator Jeffrey Weiss. The program concludes with an artist conversation featuring Laura Owens, Richard Prince, R.H. Quaytman, and Christopher Wool moderated by exhibition curator Katherine Brinson. An exhibition viewing follows.”

Organized by Katherine Brinson and Suzanne Hudson.



Katherine Brinson is Associate Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and exhibition curator of Christopher Wool.

Nicholas Cullinan is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mark Godfrey is Curator of International Art at Tate Modern in London.

Ann Goldstein is former Director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Suzanne Hudson is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Southern California.

Laura Owens (b. 1970, Euclid) lives and works in Los Angeles.

Richard Prince (b. 1949, Panama Canal Zone) lives and works in upstate New York.

R.H. Quaytman (b. 1961, Boston) lives and works in New York City.

Scott Rothkopf is Curator and Associate Director of Programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Katy Siegel is Professor of Art History at Hunter College and Chief Curator at Hunter College Galleries at City University New York (CUNY).

Jeffrey Weiss is Senior Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Christopher Wool (b. 1955, Chicago) lives and works in New York City and Marfa, Texas.