Keith Carter was his usual brilliant self at his Keynote address at The Nasher Museum of Art, and we followed the talk with a luminary-lit stroll across the street for his monumental outdoor fifty-year career retrospective installation and celebration of the release of his new monograph Keith Carter: Fifty Years at the Rubenstein Center for the Performing Arts (“The Ruby”) But Keith wasn’t done there–he sat in with the classical musicians we hired for the reception for an evening-capping jam session. And did we mention, he also found time to work with Duke MFA students…? We do keep our keynote presenters busy!
Keith Carter keynote Video
Mona Kuhn, however, was not to be outdone. She delivered her keynote at The Ruby and helped launch Click! 120 with the unveiling of her immersive installation “Experimental” at The Fruit in downtown Durham. In collaboration with sound design by Boris Salchow and documentary filmmaker Kent Corley, a film surrounding this project has been created and we are excited to share it here. Just like Keith, Mona seemed to be everywhere in her time here. I think she, and then her family, were at every event, and Mona even popped in as a roving reviewer for the Class of 2018! We can’t thank Keith and Mona both enough for their wonderful sharing energies.
Our final keynote of 120 was Anastasia Taylor-Lind, an incredible English/Swedish journalist. 21c Museum Hotel hosted her talk and accompanied it with a small exhibit of her work. Anastasia also worked with students, in her case with the MFA students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Later in the month we were treated to our final keynote by David Maisel at the North Carolina Museum of Art who also engaged with folks at other events in his time, including the reception for the juried Photobook exhibit.