Lecture Series #4 (Oslo): Thomas J. Lax
Photo: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Photo: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Welcome to the fourth lecture in a series on different typologies of curatorial practice.

Tuesday december 1, 2015
19.00 – 20.30
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
Open and free for all

Thomas’s talk Good Enough to Get it will address the question of the vernacular in contemporary art.

Thomas J. Lax was appointed Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art in 2014. For the previous seven years, he worked at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where he organized over a dozen exhibitions as well as numerous screenings, performances and public programs. Thomas is a faculty member at the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts; on the Advisory Committee Vera List Center for Arts and Politics; on the Arts Advisory Committee of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; a member of the Catalyst Circle at The Laundromat Project; and on the Advisory Board of Recess. Thomas received his BA from Brown University in Africana Studies and Art/Semiotics, and an MA in Modern Art from Columbia University. In 2015, Thomas was awarded the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement.