Melissa Feldman

Melissa E. Feldman, curator of Free Play, the current exhibition at The College of Wooster Art Museum, will present "Playing in the Expanded Field: Art, Activism, and Games," on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Room 223 of Ebert Art Center.

 

‘Free Play’ Curator to Discuss Art, Activism, and Games

Melissa E. Feldman to speak at The College of Wooster on Feb. 25

16 February, 2015 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio, — Melissa E. Feldman, curator of the exhibition Free Play, which is currently on display at The College of Wooster Art Museum, will present "Playing in the Expanded Field: Art, Activism, and Games," on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Room 223 of Ebert Art Center (1220 Beall Ave.). Her talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m.

Feldman is a Seattle-based independent curator and writer, and a frequent contributor to such publications as Art in America, Frieze, Third Text, and Aperture. Her recent exhibitions include Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik's World of Ballet and Theatre (2012), organized by the Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, which travelled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Afterglow: Rethinking California Light and Space Art (2010), Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University Art Gallery in Belmont, Calif., and the Hearst Art Gallery at St. Mary's College in Walnut Creek, Calif.; and Sampler: Textiles at Creative Growth (2007) at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, Calif.

Feldman has taught at the California College of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, Goldsmith's College in London, and is currently a distinguished visiting faculty member at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. She is credited with organizing the first monographic exhibitions in America for Kilimnik, Martin Kippenberger, and Hiroshi Sugimoto in the early 1990s as a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

Additional information about Feldman's talk is available by phone (330-263-2388) or e-mail.