William Pym to Curate 2008 MFA Thesis Exhibition

William Pym director of the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia has agreed to curate the class of 2008's MFA Thesis Exhibition.

William Pym is a writer, curator and art dealer in Philadelphia. As Director of the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, where he programs 9-12 exhibitions a year, Pym co-curated the landmark show "Fabulous Histories: Indigenous Anomalies in American Art," a project collapsing the boundaries between so-called outsider and insider art at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University. As a writer he has been on the staff of Artforum magazine's artforum.com for 3 years, where he writes regular reviews and has developed the progressive format of their social diary, 'Scene and Herd'. He was the lead art writer for the Philadelphia Independent for several years, and has since published several essays on contemporary art and youth culture, the most recent of which, "What one small film tells us about how we live now" was showcased in an exhibition at the Philadelphia ICA in spring 2007.

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