Laureate Lecture: Michael Rakowitz

Join Nasher Prize Laureate Michael Rakowitz as he considers the meanings of places and objects that are a part of his cultural heritage, and their impact on his work as an artist. During this time of social separation, Rakowitz explores the question: “If I can’t be there with you, how can I show you where I am?”

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Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium 2020

Graduate students from around the world present scholarly work on a host of questions and topics related to 2020/21 Nasher Prize Laureate Michael Rakowitz. Moderated by Dr. Nada Shabout, Director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative (CAMCSI) at the University of North Texas, the digital symposium culminated in a roundtable discussion, with remarks from keynote Speaker Carolyn Christov-Bargargiev, Director of Castello di Rivoli, Italy.

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: The Family Table

Nasher Prize Laureate Michael Rakowitz and Jin-Ya Huang, Founder of Break Bread, Break Borders, share thoughts on the importance of food and community.

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: Disembodied Intimacy

Gathered in October 2020 during a time of isolation around the world, Hauser & Wirth’s Director of Special Projects, Randy Kennedy, moderates presentations by artists Emmanuel Van Der Auwera, Mika Rottenberg, and Jacolby Satterwhite, as well as design critic Alice Rawsthorn. The group considers the ways digital technology can meet our perennial needs for human connection, as well as pose a threat. 

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: Sculpture + Design

Location: Copenhagen

Taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, one of the design capitals of the world, Nasher Prize Dialogues: Sculpture + Design this panel discussion explored hybrid sculptural forms with artists Nina BeierMartin Boyce, and Michael Elmgreen (Elmgreen & Dragset), and the ways in which each deploy architecture and design within their own artistic practices, from altered readymades to architectural interventions to highly crafted recreations of the built environment. The conversation moderator was Nasher Prize juror, art historian and critic Briony Fer.

Nasher Prize Dialogues Copenhagen

Influence of Isa Genzken

A panel discussion with artists and curators focused on the tremendous impact of Isa Genzken’s career. Featuring Laura Hoptman, Executive Director of the Drawing Center; German art curator Beatrix Ruf; artist Simon Denny; and moderated by writer, editor and Executive Director of the Institute of Art in Context at the University of the Arts in Berlin, Jörg Heiser.

The Influence of Isa Genzken Panel Discussion

Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium 2019

Graduate students from around the world present scholarly work on a host of questions and topics related to 2019 Nasher Prize Laureate Isa Genzken. Moderated by artist and educator Stephen Lapthisophon, the symposium is followed by a presentation from keynote speaker Benjamin Buchloh, a notable scholar on the work of Genzken.

2019 Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium

Nasher Prize Dialogues: Artists & Authorship

Location: Glasgow

The Nasher Sculpture Center in association with The Common Guild presents an event as part of the Nasher Prize Dialogues: Artists & Authorship, a panel discussion considering issues around the idea of artistic licence, and the use / re-use of existent material. The discussion will consider questions around ownership, originality, responsibility, ethics, and authorship in 21st century art production.

Mark Leckey

Laureate Town Hall

This two-part program is an extensive conversation with the 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates.

Theaster Gates / Nasher Prize Town Hall

Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium 2018

Addressing a broad audience of art historians and museum professionals, the 2018 Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium focuesd on the work of the Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates.

Matthew Jesse Jackson

Nasher Prize Dialogues: Sculpture + History

Location: Dallas

At The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza a panel discussion looks to the ways in which artists work with documents, found and archived materials, and research to create sculptural work that considers particularly potent historic moments and issues, as well as the current political climate.

Nasher Prize Dialogues: Dallas

Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium 2017

The inaugural 2017 symposium, conceived to expand scholarship on the field of contemporary sculpture in its many forms, addressed themes related to the work of the 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate, Pierre Huyghe.

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Nasher Prize: Sculpture in the Age of Digital

Location: Berlin

The Nasher Prize Dialogues: Work of Sculpture in the Age of Digital Production panel discussion considered the influence of digital technology on sculptural practice.  Participating panelists included Jörg HeiserRachel de Joode, Kasper König, Jed Morse, and Bettina Pousttchi.  Presented in partnership with Berlin Akademie der Künste and Berlin Art Week.

Nasher Prize Dialogues Berlin

Nasher Prize Laureate Lecture: Doris Salcedo

Inagural Nasher Prize Laureate Doris Salcedo presents a lecture on her work to students and members of the public at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. 

Doris Salcedo Laureate Lecture

Nasher Prize Dialogues: Why Sculpture Now

Location: London

Why Sculpture Now? is a Nasher Prize Dialogues program made in conjunction with the Nasher Prize, and created to foster international awareness of sculpture and of the Nasher Prize.  In this first stimulating discussion, participating panelists included Lisa Le Feuvre, Okwui Enwezor, Phyllida Barlow, Michael Dean, Eva Rothschild, and Jed Morse. Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, in association with The Henry Moore Institute and the ICA .


Nasher Prize Dialogues London

Nasher Prize Student Zine

Students from around the world are invited to submit original content based on the work of each year's Nasher Prize Laureate for publication in a limited-run zine. 

A group of students hold up copies of a zine

Nasher Prize: Public Place of Sculpture

Location: Mexico City

The Public Place of Sculpture considered socially-engaged sculpture in various modes, from social practice outright to objects which employ themes of monument and document. Featuring artists Sanford Biggers, Damián Ortega, Amalia Pica, Pedro Reyes, and panel moderator Pablo León de la Barra, the discussion centered on the historical role sculpture has played in public spaces and the dynamic and evolving ways it is currently presented, especially in light of the global political climate. Presented in partnership with the Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo. 

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