June Blogger-in-Residence | Natalie Musteata


Natalie Musteata

A fond farewell to Danielle Sommer, Art21’s Blogger-in-Residence during the month of May. Danielle beautifully connected our current theme of hindsight to a range of figures and forms, such as Prometheus and Epimetheus, land art, and photography. If you missed any of Danielle’s thought-provoking posts, catch up on them here.

Taking us into summer is Natalie Musteata, a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she is completing her dissertation on the modern history of artist-curated exhibitions. She serves as an adjunct lecturer at Parsons, The New School, where she teaches Art into Action: Socially-Engaged Practices in the 20th Century and Performance and Participation in the 20th Century. In the last year Musteata has curated UNREST: Revolt against Reason at apexart in New York, and organized the panel discussions How Can Art Affect Political Change? for the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and Pixelated Politics: Still and Moving Images in the Digital Age, for The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY. In 2014, she will chair Acts of Dissent: Reflections on Art and Politics in the 21st Century at the College Art Association Conference, and organize an exhibition for the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College focused on the intersection of art and anarchism.

Having just passed her oral examination at The Graduate Center, Natalie is taking this month to travel and see art in London, Paris, Venice, Zurich, and Basel. “Over the course of the next few weeks, I will treat my blog residency as a visual travelogue,” she explains, “taking you through some of the foremost exhibitions I will see, while presenting them within the framework of the history of exhibitions.” Natalie will consider how certain exhibitions have been written about as well as remembered.

Benvenuto, Natalie!