Censorship as a possibility, as a reality, is always near at hand. We like to think of it as being the problem of others, but the US has had and continues to have its share of battles over freedom of expression. The panelists on this symposium bring different insights to this timely and all-too-relevant topic.
Bill Pangburn, ATOA board member, artist, curator, professor
Monika Fabijanska, art historian
Patricia Karetzky, Oskar Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art at Bard College
Richard Vine, managing editor of Art in America
Svetlana Mintcheva, program director for the National Coalition Against Censorship
Monika Fabijanska specializes in international contemporary art and has special interest in women's art. Based in New York City, she is an art historian with over 15 years’ experience in curating, producing, and managing arts.
Patricia Karetzky is the Oskar Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art at Bard College, New York since 1988 and Adjunct Professor at Lehman College, City College of New York since 1994. She is the curator of the exhibition I Have no Enemies I Have No Friends - Contemporary Chinese Dissident Art, currently on view at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College.
Richard Vine is the managing editor of Art in America and holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Chicago. He has written hundreds of critical essays, two nonfiction books on contemporary art, and is the author of Soho Sins, a novel.
Svetlana Mintcheva is the program director for the National Coalition Against Censorship. She is the co-editor of Censoring Culture: Contemporary Threats to Free Expression. Active as a curator, she also teaches at NYU.
Bill Pangburn (moderator) is an ATOA board member, artist, curator, professor, and director of the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, City University of New York.
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