Mana Mass Conversation:
Eugenie Tsai of the Brooklyn Museum
Mana Mass presents a special evening featuring Eugenie Tsai, the Brooklyn Museum’s Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, in conversation with writer and curator Sara Raza. Tsai will discuss her rich and lengthy career as an independent curator working with museums and university institutions, and as a curator at the Brooklyn Museum, MoMA PS1, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Eugenie Tsai joined the Brooklyn Museum in fall 2007 as John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, and has presented a number of exhibitions there highlighting the contemporary collection. She has also organized several other exhibitions including Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk—An Introspective; Lee Mingwei: The Moving Garden; LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital; The Bruce High Quality Foundation: Ode to Joy, 2001–2013; Valerie Hegarty: Alternative Histories; Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond (organized with Ru Hockley); and Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.
Previously, Tsai was Director of Curatorial Affairs at MoMA PS1 and Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Among the exhibitions and installations she has organized elsewhere are Threshold: Byron Kim, 1990–2004 at UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Robert Smithson at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Shuffling the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered at Princeton University.
Sara Raza was the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator for the Middle East and North Africa, and recently organized the exhibition But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa. Formerly, she was Curator of the Maraya Art Centre in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
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Photo: Courtesy of Eugenie Tsai