Co-hosted by Helene and Aja
We touch on how we are finding warmth in the kitchen on these cold days, and what foods we’re craving, before we move into a conversation on the role of artists, curators, and arts institutions grappling with social justice in their communities and at large. Nina Stritzler-Levine is a curator, writer, and educator who shares her own journey as she responded to the murder of George Floyd, connected with her own practice in art, design and social equity, and co-created the current exhibition at WAAM (Woodstock Artists Association and Museum) called Focus: Art and Social Justice.
Nina Stritzler-Levine is Professor of Curatorial Practice, Director of Focus Project Exhibitions at Bard, and the former director of Bard Graduate Center Gallery where she also served as director of curatorial affairs and head of Gallery publications. She works in the fields of modern and contemporary architecture and design, and curatorial theory and practice with a particular focus on alternative modernisms, gender, class and sexuality and the intersections of architecture and contemporary art.
Links to resources and events mentioned in our interview with Nina:
- Focus: Art and Social Justice, exhibition at WAAM, running January 28 - March 13, 2022
- Breonna Taylor Show Puts Art Museums on a Faster Track, by Holland Cotter, 4/11/21, New York Times
- Promise, Witness, Remembrance, exhibition at Speed Museum in 2021 dedicated to Breonna Taylor in Louisville KY
- Fantastic Fungi, 2019 film, “startling in the natural beauty it reveals” Wall Street Journal