Beyond the Frame: Masterclass with Robert Storr

Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

In November 2016 ICF held the first professional masterclass for the Beyond the Frame curatorial programme. The masterclass was led by US-based curator Robert Storr at the Chelsea College of Art in London and chaired by ICF Creative Director David A. Bailey, who used Storr’s pivotal text ‘Show and Tell’ as a departure point from which to discuss Storr’s larger curatorial practice.

Storr is a renowned curator, critic, painter and writer, whose professional roles have included senior curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Dean of Painting at the Yale School of Art, contributing editor for Art of America and Director of Visual Art of the Venice Biennale 2007 – the first American to assume the position. Published in Art in America (NY), Art Press (Paris) and Corriere della Sera (Milan) as well as the New York Times, Washington Post and Interview among others, he’s also written numerous books, catalogues and articles, but making work in his studio has always been his first love. And be it making a painting or making an exhibition, the common thread that runs through them both is the same: the personal satisfaction he finds in putting everything in its place.

The Beyond the Frame cohort was jointed by David Dibosa and the students in the MA Curating course at Chelsea, all of whom were invited to partake in a Q&A with Storr after his discussion with David.