Alison M. Gingeras

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Alison M. Gingeras is an American curator and writer, based in New York and Warsaw.[1] She has held positions at numerous institutions including the Guggenheim Museum,[2] the Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou[3] and the Palazzo Grassi.[4] As a writer she contributes to publications such as Artforum,[5] Parkett and Tate Etc.[6] When working as curator for contemporary art at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (1999 - 2004), she organized several exhibitions, including ‘Dear Painter, Paint Me: Painting the Figure Since Late Picabia’; ‘Daniel Buren Le Musee qui n’existait pas’, as well as projects with Urs Fischer, Thomas Hirschhorn and Kristin Baker.[7] In 2005, she was a co-curator of Daniel Buren: ‘The Eye of the Storm’ at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.[8] She has been curating a small project space in New York's east village since 2012 called Oko.[9]


Of her exhibition at the Frieze Art Fair in London, "Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics," Hyperallergic's Zachary Small questioned its politicized intent, writing:

"The curatorial scaffolding created by Alison Gingeras and legitimized by A.I.R. Gallery’s inclusion is mere table-dressing for other galleries wanting to exhibit erotic art.... [W]e sense the dilution of feminist rhetoric for commercial ends. The inclusion of Betty Tompkins does not a feminist exhibition make ipso facto — and neither do Penny Slinger, Natalia LL, or even Marilyn Minter. What is Gingeras’s goal, with her exhibition title equating these artists to sex workers, beyond mere sensationalism? With the smell of stale champagne and cologne wafting through the galleries, it’s extremely hard to digest this deluge of genitalia as anything more than a fetishistic amuse-bouche for the crowds."[10]


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  3. ^ "La personne Alison M. Gingeras - Centre Pompidou". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  4. ^ "Mapping the Studio - Alison Gingeras | Palazzo Grassi". Archived from the original on 2015-06-18. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  5. ^ "/ contributors". Archived from the original on 2015-06-18. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  6. ^ "Lives of the artists". 2004-05-01. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  7. ^ Chaplin, Julia (2007-06-10). "Follow That Motoscafo". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 4, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "The Eye of the Storm: Works in situ by Daniel Buren". Archived from the original on 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  9. ^ "Five Minutes With Alison Gingeras". 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  10. ^ "At Frieze London, Feminism Sells, Paul Chan Slumps, and Nothing Ever Changes". 2017-10-06.