M+M Program in Media and Modernity presents
A Roundtable with Elizabeth Diller, Leah Dickerman, Martino Stierli, Hal Foster, Beatriz Colomina, and Sylvia Lavin
Tue February 4, 2020 @5pm
Princeton University – School of Architecture – Betts Auditorium
MoMA recently renovated itself—editing, expanding, transforming, rehanging. M+M has invited some of the architects and curators driving the project to join an interdisciplinary forum as the status of museums, collections, architecture, media, public, and ideologies of presenting art are being rethought—again.
is a founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) and Professor of Architectural Design at Princeton University. Founded in 1981, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) is a design studio whose practice spans the fields of architecture, urban design, installation art, multi-media performance, digital media, and print. With a focus on cultural and civic projects, DS+R’s work addresses the changing role of institutions and the future of cities. The studio is based in New York and is comprised of over 100 architects, designers, artists and researchers, led by four partners—Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro, and Benjamin Gilmartin.
is Director of Editorial and Content Strategy at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Serving most recently as the Museum’s first Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, a post endowed in 2015, Dickerman previously held the positions of Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA (2008-2015), Acting Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art (NGA), Washington, D.C. (2007), and Associate Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art at the NGA (2001-2007). Over the course of her career, Dickerman has organized or co-organized a series of exhibitions including One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works (2015), Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925(2012-2013), Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art (2011-2012), Bauhaus: Workshops for Modernity (2009-2010), Dada (2005-2006), and Aleksandr Rodchenko (1998).
is The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern art (MoMA), a role he assumed in March 2015. He oversees the wide-ranging program of special exhibitions, installations, and acquisitions of the Department of Architecture and Design. As the Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Art History, Stierli focused his research on architecture and media. His project The Architecture of Hedonism: Three Villas in the Island of Capri was included in the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice. He has organized and co-curated exhibitions on a variety of topics, including the international traveling exhibition Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown (2008–14).
Sylvia Lavin is Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University.
Hal Foster is Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.
Beatriz Colomina is Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture at Princeton University and Co-Director of the M+M Program in Media and Modernity.