Lecture: 45th Juror, Larry Ossei-Mensah

Larry Ossei-Mensah, the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and Guest Juror for the 45th Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House Arts Center will be presenting a lecture entitled The Rules of Engagement: How to Navigate the Art World in 2020 and Beyond on Tuesday, January 28th.  The lecture will take place at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, 270 River Road on the campus of the University of Georgia in Lecture Room S151.


The Rules of Engagement: How to Navigate the Art World in 2020 and Beyond is a presentation designed to highlight the various ways artists, curators and other art professionals can better understand and negotiate "their" art world. By developing strategies that highlight how "the game" is played and which mistakes to avoid, Ossei-Mensah seeks to share with the audience insights that he has amassed over the past decade of working in the arts in order to equip them with the tools and insights necessary to take more agency in their careers.

Larry Ossei-Mensah, uses contemporary art as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. The Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic has organized exhibitions and programs at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe from New York City to Rome in addition to documenting cultural happenings featuring dynamic visual artists working today such as Mickalene Thomas and Kehinde Wiley. 

Ossei-Mensah is a contributor to the first ever Ghanaian Pavilion for the 2019 Venice Biennial with an essay on the work of visual artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.  He is also a recipient of a Warhol Foundation grant for his current exhibition at Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco entitled Coffee, Rhum, Sugar, Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox co-curated with Dexter Wimberly. 

Ossei-Mensah has had recent profiles in such publications like the NY Times, Artsy, and Cultured Magazine which recently named him one of seven curators to watch in 2019.

Athens area artists and makers, please save the date! Entry days are Thursday, January 23 and Friday January 24, 2020. More information to follow.

Larry Ossei-Mensah