Curator's Talk: Karen Moss and Hannah B Higgins on by Alison Knowles
Karen Moss is an art historian, curator, and professor of critical studies at the University of Southern California Roski School of Art and Design. She worked with Alison Knowles on the exhibition In the Spirit of Fluxus (1993) and curated Alison Knowles: Secrets of Ordinary Things at the San Francisco Art Institute (2003). As an independent scholar, Moss has organized exhibitions, public programs, and pedagogical projects, and she previously held senior curatorial positions at the Orange County Museum of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, and Walker Art Center. As a graduate student, she worked as a curatorial intern at the former University Art Museum, Berkeley, and also cocurated State of Mind New California Art Circa 1970 (2012) at BAMPFA.
Hannah B Higgins is university professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois Chicago, where she teaches intermedia and avant-garde art and culture. She is the founding associate director of the interdisciplinary IDEAS program, modeled on the experimental pedagogies of Black Mountain College and CalArts. In addition to articles on the historic and neo-avant gardes, Higgins published Fluxus Experience (2002) and The Grid Book (2009). With Douglas Kahn, she coedited the anthology Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of Digital Art (2012).