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MCA Talk: Joey Orr and Giovanni Aloi


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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Joey Orr and art historian Giovanni Aloi discuss Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination in the Griffin Galleries of Contemporary Art on the museum's fourth floor.

A light-skinned man dressed in all black with slicked-back hair and a beard poses with arms crossed in front of a red background.

Giovanni Aloi

Photo: Chris Hunter

About the Speaker

Giovanni Aloi is an art historian in modern and contemporary art. He studied history of art and art practice in Milan and then moved to London in 1997 to further his studies at Goldsmiths University where he obtained a postgraduate diploma in art history, a masters in visual cultures, and a doctorate on the subject of natural history in contemporary art. Giovanni currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sotheby's Institute of Art New York and London, and Tate Galleries. He has curated art projects involving photography and the moving image, is a BBC TV and radio contributor, and his work has been translated in Italian, Chinese, French, Russian, Polish, and Spanish. His first book, titled Art & Animals, was published in 2011 and he has been the Editor in Chief of Antennae, the Journal of Nature in Visual Culture since 2006.