Ralph Rugoff

Director, Hayward Gallery

Ralph Rugoff is Director of the Hayward Gallery in London. Since his appointment in 2006, he has curated numerous acclaimed exhibitions including ‘Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture’, ‘The Painting of Modern Life’, ‘Jeremy Deller: Joy in People’, and ‘The Infinite Mix: Contemporary Sound and Video’. He was previously Director of the California College of the Arts (CCA) Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and was the founding chair of CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice. His publications include monographs on George Condo, Mark Wallinger and Anya Gallacio, as well as Circus American, Scene of the Crime, and At the Threshold of the Visible. In 2005, he won the inaugural Ordway Prize in the category of arts writer and/or curator from the Penny McCall Foundation. In 2015, he was invited to curate an edition of the Biennale de Lyon, Rugoff’s incarnation of the festival examining ‘La Vie Moderne’.

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Duchamp’s ‘Readymades’ and the Making of Contemporary Art

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What is contemporary art? Why is it so hard to define? Ralph Rugoff argues that Marcel Duchamp is to thank - or to blame.