Max Wasserman Forum on Contemporary Art

November 16 - 17, 2013
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
A cartoon cat is painted on a wall.

Still from Chris Marker, The Case of the Grinning Cat, 2004. Courtesy: Icarus Films

The 2013 Wasserman Forum focuses on the life and work of renowned artist and filmmaker Chris Marker (1921-2012). This two day Forum (November 16 and November 17) accompanies the List Visual Arts Center’s major exhibition Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte, a comprehensive presentation of Marker’s pioneering work in text, photography, film, video, and digital media, exhibited in collaboration with Harvard University’s Carpenter Center and the Harvard Film Archive.

November 16, 5-7PM
Keynote presentation by Jean-Pierre Gorin

Sunday, November 17, 10am-3pm
Introduction by João Ribas curator of Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte and screening of Dans l’Atelier de Chris Marker (2013), by Agnés Varda. Presentations by Nora Alter, Duncan Campbell, Paul Chan, Haden Guest, Martha Rosler. João Ribas, moderator.

The annual Max Wasserman Forum on Contemporary Art was established in memory of Max Wasserman (MIT Class of 1935), a founding member of the Council of the Arts at MIT. This public forum is funded through the generosity of the late Jeanne Wasserman, and addresses critical issues in contemporary art and culture through the participation of renowned scholars, artists, and arts professionals. 

The Forum is free and open to the public. Advance registration is strongly suggested. Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis.