Talks | Feb 22 2018 1pm
RU Talk and Curatorial Lunch w/ Naomi Lev
Thursday, February 22, 2018
1pm (free and open to the public)
Residency Unlimited (RU)
360 Court Street (enter the Church through the main entrance)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Join us to learn more about ArtistsandWriters4Ever, a platform that offers a work-per-work barter between artists and writes, created by writer and curator Naomi Lev in 2017.
Spending time with fine artists and art writers has taught me that each are really great in their own profession....However, the world demands artists to write, right? And since finance is always an issue with us art professionals, I've come up with a solution: barter. Artists can look for a writer-match for themselves, and writers can find artists that they're interested writing for. What's the deal? A writer will write or assist in writing your project proposal, artist statement, or project description, and for this work the writer will get a work of art from the artist.
Naomi Lev is a writer and curator based in New York. Lev writes about politically infused contemporary art, and currently focuses on female artists. She was a contributing editor at Creative Time Reports (2015-2016), and has contributed to international magazines such as ARTFORUM.com, Artcritical.com, TOHU Magazine, and BOMB Magazine, among other publications.
As a curator she specializes in organizing collaborative art events that connect artists, curators, and scholars from around the globe. She has previously hosted a series of talks at Independent Curators International (2013-2014); curated a conversation and performative-monologue with Jonathan Meese at the Tel Aviv Museum (2013); and artistically directed a series of talks and panels with Vito Acconci at Bezalel Academy and Beit Berl College (2011). Recent curated shows include: “With Passion” (NY), “in, side – throughout” (NY), and “Preliminary Study: RSI-T” (NY and MI).
Lev is dedicated to supporting artists in their process, and promotes rights for creators and women in the field. She is the founder and curator of “The Girls' Group” as well as “Artistsandwriters4ever.com” – online and offline platforms that connect artists and art-professionals.
Lev holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and an MFA from the Art Criticism & Writing program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.