Established in 1978 by Leo and Betty Beckwith, the Beckwith Lecture features curators and cultural thinkers of national and international stature.

2017 Beckwith Lecture


Alaina Claire Feldman
Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 pm
Anderson Auditorium, SMFA at Tufts

Alaina Claire Feldman is a curator and Director of Exhibitions at Independent Curators International (ICI), and was previously an editor at May Revue. Over several years, Feldman has worked with the Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir to translate and distribute videos in the archive, culminating in exhibitions at The Kitchen (New York) and SPACE (London). She is the 2017 curator of Lovely Days Film Festival in Croatia and has organized exhibitions, performances, panels, publications and screenings with artists such as Martha Wilson, Gran Fury, Lorraine O’Grady, Frances Scholz and Mark von Schlegell, Dan Graham, Ulrike Ottinger, The Otolith Group, Alvin Lucier, Allan Sekula, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and many others. Most recently, Feldman curated the international traveling exhibition The Ocean After Nature, first shown at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco) before it was brought to SMFA. Her writing has appeared in several art journals and in the exhibition catalogues for BLESS N°41 Retroperspektives Home (Kunsthaus Graz), Self-Timer Stories (Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Austrian Cultural Forum NY) Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness (ICI & MAIIAM) and Partenza: Renata Poljak (Galerije Umjetnina, Split).