By Victoria Sung, Assistant Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center.
Following the major retrospective of Siah Armajani’s six-decade-long career held at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Met Breuer, New York, co-curator Victoria Sung will expand on Armajani’s practice and public art commissions. Sung will focus on the artist’s Reading Rooms, particularly the one included in the exhibition, Sacco and Vanzetti Reading Room #3, and think through the role of museums as public and educational spaces.
Victoria Sung (United States) is Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, where she co-curated Siah Armajani: Follow This Line (2018), the artist’s first major retrospective in the United States, and co-edited the accompanying catalogue. The exhibition travelled to the Met Breuer, New York. Recent projects include Theaster Gates: Assembly Line(2019); Laure Prouvost: They Are Waiting for You(2017); and Katharina Fritsch: Multiples(2017). She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard College, a master’s degree in history of art and visual culture from the University of Oxford, and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
Image Caption: Siah Armajani, Sacco and Vanzetti Reading Room #3, 1988. Installation view of the exhibition Siah Armajani: Follow This Line, Walker Art Center, September 9 – December 30, 2018. Courtesy Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Photo by Bobby Rogers.