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VIDEO: Peter Doroshenko on Dallas Contemporary and the Dallas Art Fair

by Jerome Weeks 1 Apr 2011 1:22 PM

Coming up is a HUGE week for contemporary art in North Texas: The Dallas Contemporary opens three shows, the Nasher Sculpture Center opens a new one, the Goss-Michael Foundation, etc. – and they’re all tied to the Dallas Art Fair. Art&Seek on Think TV talks with the Contemporary’s Peter Doroshenko on his shows, the function of art fairs and what a collective of young French artists is up to in South Texas.


The Dallas Contemporary’s executive director Peter Doroshenko has experience with art fairs — he’s curated two exhibitions at the Venice Biennial, one of the biggest visual arts to-dos in the world. With the newly expanded Dallas Art Fair happening next weekend, we ask him about the purposes of an art fair — beyond the trade-show connection of retailers meeting up with collectors. We ask him about the Contemporary’s three shows that are also opening — particularly an effort involving 10 French art students coming to Texas. And we ask him about his own efforts to create a “new model” for a 21st-century art museum.