Michael Taylor

1. Michael Taylor on Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi 55:25

Recorded on March 6, 2008 at The University of Pennsylvania.
Includes Q &A with Penn students.

Michael Taylor was born in London in 1966, and received Master of Arts degrees from both the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Courtauld Institute in London. Dr. Taylor also received his PhD from the Courtauld Institute where he wrote his dissertation on Marcel Duchamp's Fountain and the critical reception of the artist's readymades from the period of 1913 until 1968. He is a key member of the curatorial team responsible for organizing the upcoming major retrospective Salvador Dali (February 16-May 15, 2005), working with the distinguished British scholar Professor Dawn Ades, as co-editor of the major volume that will accompany the much-anticipated exhibition in Venice and Philadelphia. Dr. Taylor has recently organized the exhibition Jacques Lipchitz and Philadelphia (July 27- August 22, 2004) and is author of a new Museum Bulletin devoted to the eminent 20th century sculptor. Previous exhibitions organized by Dr. Taylor at the Museum include Henry Moore: A Centennial Salute (July 30 - November 29, 1998), and the critically acclaimed Giorgio de Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne, (November 1, 2002 - January 5, 2003) which traveled to the Estorick Museum, London, and examined more than 60 works drawn from all phases of the artist's career. He was also curator of Howard Hodgkin in Philadelphia (March 22 - May 20, 2001) and co-curator, with Ann Temkin, of Dorothea Tanning: Birthday and Beyond (November 24, 2000 - January 7, 2001).

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