June 10, 12PM

Extra Credit: Defining Contemporary in the Shifting Landscape of Our Time

Amanda Sroka

EXTRA CREDIT is an education series that aims to provide a general overview of contemporary art and to demystify the field for those outside of the art world. It is ideal for anyone interested in learning more and for those looking to further engage with exhibitions and museums.

This introductory course offers an exploration of the many ways in which we define Contemporary Art today and how those understandings shift across geographies, new mediums, and time. Through a series of case studies - including exhibitions and individual artist projects - the course aims to speak to these layered interpretations and the complex intersections of Contemporary Art and our time.

This event is free and open to the public; register here.

AMANDA SROKA is the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sroka joined the Museum in 2014 following the completion of her Masters Degree in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London where she focused on global conceptual art practices. While completing her studies, Sroka assisted at Pilar Corrias Gallery. In 2012, Sroka was the Project Assistant for the Museum’s Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden and the Performance Coordinator for “Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp.” Previously, Sroka conducted research for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and served as an assistant to the curatorial team at the New Museum in New York. Recent projects at the Museum include “Into Dust: Traces of the Fragile in Contemporary Art” (2015), ‘Plays of / for a Respirateur’ An Installation by Joseph Kosuth (2015), “Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter” (2016), “Philadelphia Assembled” (2017), and “Yael Bartana: Bury Our Weapons!” (forthcoming, fall 2018).

Public Engagement is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund.

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