We are pleased to invite you the first curator talk of On Making, 2020 – a series that delves into the age-old query of “how do we make?” Tracing the different arcs of art and exhibition-making and how these might respond to the changing contours of tomorrow, we have with us this week the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – Amanda Sroka.
Amanda joined the museum in 2014, after completing an MA in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where she focused on global conceptual art practices. Previously, she served as a curatorial assistant at the New Museum, New York. Her recent projects at the Philadelphia Museum of Art include Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter (2016), Philadelphia Assembled (2017), Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned (2018). Marisa Merz (2019). Her forthcoming projects include solo exhibitions with Martine Syms, Sean Scully, and Lawrence Abu Hamdan.
In her talk, Amanda will take us through her ongoing exhibition Fault Lines: Contemporary Abstraction by Artists from South Asia featuring works by Tanya Goel, Sheela Gowda, Priya Ravish Mehra, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Nasreen Mohammedi, and Zarina. She is joined in conversation by Phalguni Guliani, Space118 Contemporaries’ Art Writer in Residence and Saloni Doshi, Founding Director of Space118.