Nancy Spector at deFINE ART 2012

Hailed simultaneously as a provocateur, prankster and tragic poet of our times, Maurizio Cattelan has created some of the most unforgettable images in recent contemporary art. His source materials range widely, from popular culture, history and organized religion to a meditation on the self that is at once humorous and profound.

Nancy Spector, deputy director and chief curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, New York, will discuss how Cattelan’s works, while bold and irreverent, also provide a cultural critique that is deadly serious and reveals contradictions at the core of today’s society.