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September 9-12, 2021   Javits Center

Panel: Can Data Help Make the Art World More Equitable?

Saturday, March 7, 2020 4:00 PM

Armory Live Theater on Pier 94

Moderated by Julia Halperin (Artnet News executive editor). Panelists include Camille Morineau (Curator and Founder of AWARE), Taylor Whitten Brown (PhD candidate in Computational Sociology at Duke University), and Gamynne Guillotte (Director of Interpretation and Public Engagement at the Baltimore Museum of Art).

How can research and data address systemic inequality in the art world? What methods of analysis and data collection are successful, and what methods are not? Whose responsibility is it to take on this research, and how can it be used to affect change?

Julia Halperin
Julia Halperin is executive editor of artnet News, where she oversees editorial operations for the world’s most widely read art news site and manages a staff of editors and writers in London, Berlin, and New York. Previously, she served as museums editor of The Art Newspaper, where she oversaw international coverage of museums and other major art institutions, and as news editor of Art + Auction magazine. Her writing has appeared in WIRED magazine, the New York Observer, and New York Magazine. Halperin holds a BA in art history and English literature from Columbia University.

Camille Morineau
Camille Morineau is the co-founder and chairwoman of AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research, and Exhibitions), a French non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, indexation, and distribution of information on women artists of the 20th century. With degrees from both the École normale supérieure and the Institut national du patrimoine, she has worked for twenty years in public cultural institutions in France, including ten years as curator of the contemporary collections at the Musée national d’Art moderne – Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris). She has curated numerous exhibitions there, including Yves Klein (2006), Gerhard Richter (2012), Roy Lichtenstein (2013), and the hanging elles@centrepompidou (2009–2011), dedicated solely to female artists from the collections of the Musée national d’Art moderne. She has also curated several exhibitions as a free-lance curator, including Niki de Saint Phalle at RMN - Grand Palais (Paris, 2014) and Guggenheim Bilbao (2016); Ceramix: From Rodin to Schütte, about the use of ceramics by artists of the 20th and 21st century, at Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht (2015), and La maison rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, with Manufacture de Sèvres (Paris, 2016). From 2016 to October 2019, she has been the director of exhibitions and collections at Monnaie de Paris, where she has curated the following exhibitions: Women House, also shown at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC (2017–2018), Floor-naments, an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the Centre Pompidou (2017), Subodh Gupta (2018), Thomas Schütte8 (2019), and Kiki Smith (2019¬–2020).

Taylor Whitten Brown
Taylor Whitten Brown is a cultural and economic sociologist based in New York. She is in the final stages of her PhD at Duke University. Brown’s dissertation explores status and gender inequality in creative markets using computational methods, such as machine learning, network analysis, and experiments. Her prior work with co-authors studied patterns of global cultural diffusion using Google data and political polarization through social media. Taylor holds an MA in sociology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MSc in evidence-based social intervention from the University of Oxford. She recently worked for Facebook as a research scientist, and has also fulfilled an appointment at the National Science Foundation in the division of Social and Economic Sciences. In 2019, Taylor was a contributing author for The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report and Artsy. She has worked closely with Artsy's Art Genome Project for her research.

Gamynne Guillotte
Gamynne Guillotte is responsible for interpretive projects, educational resources, public programs, and visitor engagement at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). She has been the BMA’s Chief Education Officer since 2018, and previously served as Director of Interpretation and Public Engagement and Manager of Interpretation. From 2006 to 2012, she was a designer and project manager at Los Angeles-based Narduli Studio, an interdisciplinary design firm with commissions in public art and architecture. Prior to this, she was the education program coordinator for the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in Los Angeles. Guillotte currently serves on the Affiliates Board for the Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, the membership committee of the Association of Art Museum Interpretation (AAMI), and as a project contributor to the Museums as a Site for Social Action (MASS Action) initiative. Guillotte holds an MArch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a BA with concentrations in Art History and Architectural History from Sarah Lawrence College.

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