Sina Najafi

Sina Najafi is editor-in-chief and co-founder of award-winning Cabinet magazine. Like the 17th century cabinet of curiosities to which its name alludes, Cabinet presents wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary content in each issue through such varied formats as regular columns, essays, interviews, and special artist projects for the ?intellectually curious reader of the future.? With roughly 10,000 readers Cabinet is a small publication but one that art critic Jerry Saltz has called ?the secret best art magazine.? Sina Najafi curated Philosophical Toys at Apex Art (2005) and co-curated Odd Lots Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark?s Fake Estates at White Columns, London (2005) and Queens Museum of Art (2006) and The Paper Sculpture Show that originated at SculptureCenter, New York (2003) and traveled to various venues including Gallery 400 (2004). Cabinet has also published such quirky books as Ilf and Petrov?s American Road Trip (2006) and Presidential Doodles (2006). Named ?Best New Magazine? of 2000 by the American Library Association?s Library Journal Cabinet was lauded as ?Best Art and Culture Magazine? for 2001 and 2003 by the New York Press. Please join us for Najafi?s presentation entitled Cut the Bean: Cabinet and Curiosity about Cabinet?s approach to culture. Please call Jenny Gheith at 312.443.3630 to make your reservation. All reservations must be made by Friday 23 November. The Society for Contemporary Art would like to acknowledge our partnership with Sotheby?s for this and upcoming events

The Art Institute of Chicago

06:00PM – Lecture
Price Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicag
Members – $15
Non-Members – $20

07:30PM – Dining
La Sardine, 111 North Carpenter
Members – $65
Non-Members – $80