Interview with French curator and critic Béatrice Gross
Based in New York, French curator and critic Béatrice Gross is also an editor at Artifex Press, a new company dedicated to the production of digital catalogues raisonnés.
In close collaboration with The LeWitt Estate, Artifex Press’s group of dedicated researchers is currently preparing for Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings catalogue raisonné's first chapter, scheduled to launch in June 2015. This upcoming catalogue will feature complete caption information, installation views, and diagrams for LeWitt’s approximately 1300 wall drawings, as well as provenance information, and selected exhibition, literature, and installation histories.
Alexandre Stipanovich visited Béatrice Gross at her Brooklyn office to see how this "LeWitt team" is managing such a Herculean task.
Béatrice Gross is an independent curator and art critic based in New York. She is currently the Editor of Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné (Artifex, New York); and Editorial Advisor at Mémoire Universelle (Brussels). She has recently organized a series of Sol LeWitt and LeWitt Collection exhibitions, as Guest Curator at Centre Pompidou-Metz (France), and Guest Co-Curator at M-Museum Leuven (Belgium) and Museo di Madre, Naples. She is the Editor of Sol LeWitt’s newest monographic book published by Centre Pompidou-Metz Editions. Her recent publications also include: “From Icon to Text and Back Again: Ines Lechleitner’s Metamorphoses,” in Ines Lechleitner. The Imagines (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2014); “Sol LeWitt and the (Re-)Birth of Wall Drawing,” in Auf Zeit/For the Time Being (Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden/Kunsthalle Bielefeld/Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2013); “Order and Disorder: Where Every Wall is a Door,” in Sol LeWitt (Metz, France: Centre Pompidou-Metz Editions, 2012); “Erica Baum’s ‘wild tumult, (…), of uncertainty,’ Or ‘series of ellipses, hung on around, (…), very subtle in escaping’,” in Erica Baum. Dog Ear (New York: Ugly Duckling Presse, April 2011).
Interview by Alexandre Stipanovich. Born in Paris, Alexandre Stipanovich is a PhD, neuroscientist, working at the Rockefeller University in New York. He has contributed to the HuffPost.fr on scientific topics, and to Flash Art, France Culture on cultural subjects. His show The Scientist airs on www.know-wave.com, the radio of OHWOW gallery.
Image: © Alexandre Stipanovitch
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