LECTURES / READINGS / SYMPOSIUMS / TEACHING New York University   |   University of Chicago   |   Yale University   |   W. H. Kellogg Foundation   |   Parsons School of Design   |   Florida State University   |   The New Museum   |   Mason Gross School of the Arts   |   University of Toronto   |   The New School   |   Sotheby’s   |   Bronx Museum of the Arts   |   School of Visual Art   |   Museum of Modern Art   |   Maryland Institute – College of Art (Baltimore)   |   Southern Methodist University   |   Museum of Fine Arts (Houston)   |   Minneapolis Institute of the Arts   |   Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)   |   Columbia University   |   Yale University   |   Smithsonian Institute   |   Jan van Eyck Akademie (Maastricht)   |   Provinciaal Museum (Hasselt, Belgium)   |   Academy Ghent (Belgium)   |   Orlando Museum of Art   |   Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris   |   The Williams Island Institute for Resident Learning Boca Raton Museum of Art   |   Center for the Fine Arts (Miami, Florida)   |   High Museum   |   University of South Florida   |   The Hopper House (Nyack)   |    New York Studio School   |   Museo d’Arte della Città (Ravenna)   |   Kulturzentrum(Rommerskirchen)   |   Neues Museum Weserburg (Bremen)   |   Kunsthalle Barmen / Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal   |   The Hopper House (Nyack)   |    New York Studio School   |   Museo d’Arte della Città (Ravenna)   |   Bard High School   |   Instituto Universitario di Architetura di Venezia   |   Beyond Baroque Foundation (Venice Beach)   |   St. Mark’s Poetry Project   |   Cornelia Street Café   |   MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst (Bielefeld)   |   Romanian Cultural Institute (New York)    |   Russian Samovar Arts Club (New York)   |   New York University School of Continuing Education   |   Stony Brook University   |   Bowery Poetry Club   |    New York Public Library   |   Fondazione Gesualdo Bufalino   |   Biblioteca Comunale (Lea Garofalo) Castelfranco Emilia

The Subject and Lapsus, the Other-Subject, in Jacques Lacan’s Essay
 “Of Structure as an Inmixing of an Otherness Prerequisite to Any Subject Whatever”

Art and the Theory of the Spectacle:
From the Neutral Subject to the Hypothesis of World Objects

The Look of the Work of Art in the Context of the Spectacle

Hyperframes:
A Post-Appropriation Discourse in Art

Rhetorical Answers
 Curating and the Practice of Criticism

Quality and Quantity

Radical Compromise:
A Few Brief Remarks on A Philosophy of Culture

Bill Rice
 Formality and Darkness in a Realist Painting

Reality and Realism in Mark Innerst’s Paintings

The Apes of Gibraltar
 William Anastasi’s Paintings of the Word ‘Jew’

The 80’s – A Reality Stranger than Fiction

Sandro Chia:
The Mosaic as a Psychological Medium

Abraham David Christian:  A Holy Man in New York City

Jeff Koons:
Against Interpretation; or, the Decline of Abstraction in Contemporary Sculpture

“Postmodernism; or, A Narrative Incident”

From Bayonne to the Bay of Naples, from Al Quasbah to Interzonal Leaves:
A Draft of Notes Toward A Perception of Philip Taaffe’s Work

A Poem is Political, How?

Art After Warhol:  A Conversation

Jeff Koons:
Shiny on the Outside, Hollow on the Inside

The Art of Reading:  Peter Nagy and the Xerox

The Engineer of Babel

More Fugitive Than Light

*With few exceptions, indicated by an asterisk, all activities from 1984 through 1993 were conducted collaboratively by Collins & Milazzo. 
Activities in all other years were conducted by Richard Milazzo.

1979   “Residual Ontology,” March/April 1979, The Favorite Malice:  Ontology and Reference in Contemporary Italian Poetry, New York University, March 22-24, 1979.
“The Waters of Casablanca:  Ontology and Reference in Contemporary Italian Poetry,” Italian Cultural Institute, New York, March 29, 1979.
“Wittgenstein’s Radiator” (1976), “Attenuate Horse” (1978) and “Abrupt Mirror” (1979), “‘Donna me prega’:  Modern Poetry and Its Context
,” University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, April 2, 1979.

1980  
“The Subject and Lapsus, the Other-Subject, in Jacques Lacan’s Essay ‘Of Structure as an Inmixing of an Otherness Prerequisite to Any Subject Whatever’” (December 1977), Yale University,
New Haven, Connecticut, Spring 1980.

1984  
“Art and the Theory of the Spectacle:  From the Neutral Subject to the Hypothesis of World Objects,” W. H. Kellogg Foundation, Gallery Nature Morte, New York, May 5, 1984.
“The Look of the Work of Art in the Context of the Spectacle,” School of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New York, Spring 1984.
“Some Notes on the Spectacle,” School of Visual Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, September 6, 1984.

1985
   “World View,” C-E-P-A, Buffalo, New York, February 10, 1985.
“Independent Curators,” Artists Talk on Art Series, New York, February 15, 1985.
“Critic as Curator,” The New Museum, New York, March 7, 1985.
“Final Love,” New York University, Cash/Newhouse Gallery, New York, April 10, 1985.
“Graduate Seminar Reviews,” New York University, Institute of Contemporary Photography, New York, June 4-5, 1985.
“Some Remarks on the Spectacle,” Arts Department, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 23, 1985.

1986  
“A Talk on ‘Cult and Decorum’,” School of the Visual Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, April 4, 1986.
“Extreme Order,” YYZ, School of Architecture, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, September 28, 1986.
“Modern Sleep,” The New School, American Fine Arts Co., New York, November 5, 1986.

1987  
“Image & Text,” Department of Photography, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, March 10, 1987.
“Collection Study,” Connoisseurship in Contemporary Art
, Seminar, organized by Robert Pincus-Witten, Works of Art Program, Sotheby’s, New York, November 1, 1987.
“Artist in the Marketplace,” Seminar, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York, November 17, 1987.

1988
  “Interpreting and Evaluating Art Today,” Art History Department, School of Visual Arts, New York, March 17, 1988.
“Collection Study,” Connoisseurship in Contemporary Art
, Seminar, organized by Robert Pincus-Witten, Works of Art Program, Sotheby’s, New York, November 4, 1988.

1989  
“Hyperframes:  A Post-Appropriation Discourse in Art,” Six Lectures, Department of Sculpture, Hammond Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, Fall 1988-1989.
“Contemporary Art in Context,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 1989.
“Curating and the Practice of Criticism,” Mount Royal Graduate School, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, April 25, 1989.
“Contemporary Art in Context,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 3, 1989.
“Value and Critique,” The Convergence of Art and Philosophy
, Seminar, ICASA (International Center for Advanced Studies in Art), and Department of Art and Art Education, New York University,
Schimmel Auditorium, New York, May 22, 1989.
“Rhetorical Answers:  Curating and the Practice of Criticsm,” Lecture Series – Images:
  Between Art and Life, in celebration of Robert Rauschenberg’s receiving The Meadows Award for Excellence in the Arts, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, September 6-7, 1989.
“Hyperframes:  A Post-Appropriation Discourse in Art,” Glassell School of the Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, September 8-9, 1989.
“A Private View of the Art World,” School of Continuing Education, Shimkin Hall, New York University, October 19, 1989.
“Rhetorical Answers:  Curating and the Practice of Criticism,” Friends of the Institute, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 9, 1989.
“Rhetorical Answers:  Curating and the Practice of Criticism,” School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, November 13, 1989.
“The Last Laugh:  Irony, Humor, Self-Mockery, and Derision,” Prentice Hall, Columbia University, New York, December 6, 1989.

1990
   “The Howard B. Johnson Collection of Contemporary Art,” Contemporary Arts Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, February 26, 1990.
“Connoisseurship in Contemporary Art,” Undergraduate and Graduate Seminar, Columbia University, conducted by Rainer Crone, Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, March 29, 1990.
“What Do You Think?” Hammond Hall, Department of Sculpture, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, April 25, 1990.
“Artist in the Marketplace,” Seminar Series, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York, May 1, 1990.
“Collection Talk,” National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, New York, May 5, 1990.
“Quality and Quantity I,” Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, Belgium, May 16, 1990.
“Quality and Quantity II,” Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt, Belgium, May 18, 1990.
“Quality and Quantity III,” Academy Ghent, Belgium, May 22, 1990.
“On Dirge
by Annette Lemieux,” Orlando Museum of Art, Florida, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, October 8, 1990.
“The Last Decade,” Private View of the Art World (seminar), Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, October 10, 1990.
“Artists Talk on Art,” New York, October 12, 1990.

1991  
The Williams Island Institute for Resident Learning, Williams Island, Miami, Florida, February 12, 1991.
“Rhetorical Answers:  Curating and the Practice of Art Criticism,” Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, February 13, 1991.
“Rhetorical Answers:  Curating and the Practice of Art Criticism,” Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Florida, February 14, 1991.
“Rhetorical Answers:  Curating and the Practice of Art Criticism,” High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, March 7, 1991.
“Rhetorical Answers:  Curating and the Practice of Art Criticism,” University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, March 14, 1991.
Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, New York, April 30, 1991.

1992
   “Radical Compromise:  A Few Brief Remarks on A Philosophy of Culture,” Culture Lab — Symposium Series (1992-1993), organized by Brian Boigon, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada,
November 23, 1992.

1993
   *“Alan Jones Reads Verse.”  Presented by Richard Milazzo.  Grand Salon, New York, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., March 24, 1993.
“Grand Salon,” organized by Kenny Schacter, 83 Grand Street, New York, New York, April 1993.
“Prognosis Reserved:  A Performance by Massimo Audiello,” organized by Collins & Milazzo, Grand Salon, New York, Friday, 8:00 p.m., April 16, 1993.
*“Quality, Eternal Values, and Other Things,” Art After the Turn of the Millennium
, moderated by Carroll Janis, Dodge Hall, Columbia University, May 8, 1993, 1:30 p.m.

1994  
“Sticks and Stones (A Poetry Reading):  Peter Nadin, Meyer Raphael Rubinstein, Elizabeth Willis.”  Moderated by Richard Milazzo.  The Rushmore Festival, Woodbury, New York, 2:30 p.m.,
June 25, 1994.

1995
   “The Howard B. Johnson, Jr., Collection,” Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, October 13, 1995.
“Peter Halley,” Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, October 23, 1995.
“Peter Halley,” The Patrons of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, October 28, 1995.

“The Howard B. Johnson, Jr., Collection,” J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, October 28, 1995.
“The Howard B. Johnson, Jr., Collection,” Virginia Museum of Art, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, November 28, 1995.
“Peter Halley,” Oakland Museum Art Guild, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, November 30, 1995.
“The Howard B. Johnson, Jr. Collection,” Oakland Museum of Art Guild, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, November 30, 1995.
“MoMA Art Weekend:  Mondrian in New York,” The National and International Members of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 3, 1995.

1996
   “Bill Rice:  Formality and Darkness in a Realist Painting” (Lecture I), The Reality of Realist Painting:  A Lecture Series in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Hopper House, The Hopper House, Nyack,
New York, January 11, 1996.
“Reality and Realism in Mark Innerst’s Paintings” (Lecture II), The Reality of Realist Painting:  A Lecture Series in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Hopper House
, The Hopper House, Nyack, New York,
March 21, 1996.
“Peter Halley,” Avon Farm School, Connecticut, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, April 22, 1996.
“The Howard B. Johnson, Jr., Collection,” Swiss Air, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, May 11, 1996.
“Marjorie Portnow:  The Psychological Realities of Plein Air Painting” (Lecture III), The Reality of Realist Painting:  A Lecture Series in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Hopper House
, The Hopper House, Nyack, New York, May 30, 1996.
“The Howard B. Johnson, Jr., Collection,” R.H.Z. Reissen Corporation, Zurich, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, September 23, 1996.
“Peter Halley,” Orlando Museum of Art, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, October 4, 1996.

“The Howard B. Johnson, Jr., Collection,” Boise Art Museum, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, October 25, 1996.
“The Howard B. Johnson, Jr., Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Ca., Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, October 26, 1996.

“The Reality of Realist Painting in Contemporary Art — A Tour of the Exhibition,” The Hopper House, 82 North Broadway, Nyack, New York, November 1, 1996.
“The Howard B. Johnson, Jr., Collection,” Art Institute of Chicago, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, November 6, 1996.
“The Howard B. Johnson, Jr., Collection,” Cincinnati Art Museum, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, December 4, 1996.

1997
   “The Howard B. Johnson, Jr., Collection,” Indiana University Alumni Association, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, March 17, 1997.
“The Howard B. Johnson, Jr., Collection,” Achenbach Graphic Arts Council, California, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, November 6, 1997.
“The Apes of Gibraltar:  William Anastasi’s Paintings of the Word ‘Jew’,” Sandra Gering Gallery, 476 Broome Street, New York, Saturday, November 15, 1997.
“Peter Halley,” Cincinnati Art Museum, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, December 3, 1997.

1998  
“The 80’s – A Reality Stranger than Fiction,” Evening Lecture Series, New York Studio School, New York, May 12, 1998.

1999   “Peter Halley,” The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, February 5, 1999.
“Green Nights,” delivered at UU (Universums Universitet), 610 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York, March 27, 1999.  Attendees:  Saint Clair Cemin, Ron Gorchov, Lena Cronquist, Lee Smolin,
Jaron Lanier and Aga Ousseinov.
“The Howard Bates Johnson Collection,” Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, April 16, 1999.
“A Reading by Peter Halley from Recent Essay 1990-1996
and by Jonathan Lasker from Complete Essays 1984-1998 – published by Edgewise Press.”  Organized and moderated by Richard Milazzo. 
Posman Books, One University Place, New York, Thursday, May 6, 1999.
“Introductory Remarks:  Achille Bonito Oliva,” Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, New York, December 14, 1999.

2000  
“Sandro Chia:  The Mosaic as a Psychological Medium,” Loggetta Lombardesca, Museo d’Arte della Città, 13, via di Roma, Ravenna, Italy, 14 July 2000.
“The Howard Bates Johnson Collection,” Acquisition Trust of the Orlando Museum, Art Horizons International, Inc., New York, October 12, 2000.
“On Sal Scarpitta,” Knight Gallery, Spirit Square, Tryon Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 19, 2000.
“Abraham David Christian:  Propositioning America,” Kulturzentrum, Rommerskirchen, Germany, November 3, 2000.

2002
   “Abraham David Christian:  Slow Boat to China,” Michael Haas Gallery, Berlin, Germany, May 30, 2002.

2003  
“Abraham David Christian:  A Holy Man in New York City,” Die Sprache des Menschen, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany, November 16, 2003.

2004  
“In Pursuit of ‘The Language of Man:  The Early Work of Abraham David Christian,’” Kunsthalle Barmen / Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany, March 28, 2004.
“Jeff Koons:  Against Interpretation; or, the Decline of Abstraction in Contemporary Sculpture,” Evening Lecture Series, New York Studio School, N.Y., Fall 2004.

2006  
“Postmodernism; or, A Narrative Incident,” Department of Social Sciences, Bard High School / Early College, New York, Wednesday, May 17, 2006.
“From Bayonne to the Bay of Naples, from Al Quasbah to Interzonal Leaves:  A Draft of Notes Toward A Perception of Philip Taaffe’s Work,” a series of six lectures delivered at Istituto Universitario
di Architettura di Venezia, Convento delle Terese, Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy, November 23 and 24, 2006.

2008  
An Earring Depending from the Moon:  Poems 2006, Beyond Baroque Foundation, Venice, CA., Saturday, April 5, 2008.
An Earring Depending from the Moon:  Poems 2006
, Open Reading, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, New York, N.Y., Monday, May 5, 2008.

2009  
“Andrew McCarron, Richard Milazzo, Farid Nassif,” Cornelia Street Café, New York, January 22, 2009.
“David Salle in Conversation with Richard Milazzo,” Evening Lecture Series, New York Studio School, New York, Tuesday, February 17, 2009.
“A Poem is Political, How?”  Agorapoetics:  Poetics After Postmodernism II
, Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, March 18, 2009.
“Robert Longo in Conversation with Richard Milazzo,” Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Lecture, New York Studio School, Tuesday, November 3, 2009.
The Fishmonger’s Door:  Poems of Modena 2000-2008
,” presented at Emilio Mazzoli Gallery, via Nazario Sauro, 3, Modena, Italy, Saturday, November 21, 2009.

2010  
Eastern Shadows:  A Reading,” Bowery Poetry Club, New York, Sunday, January 17, 2010.
Twenty Years After the Fall
:  Anthology Launch and Reading,” Cornelia Street Café, New York, Sunday, January 24, 2010.
“Abraham David Christian:  An Expression of Gratitude,” MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Bielefeld, Germany, 2010.
Eastern Shadows
,” Romanian Cultural Institute, New York, March 18, 2010.
“Gritsman, Firan, Milazzo, Sangeorzan,” Russian Samovar Arts Club, New York, Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

2012  
“Mark Innerst and Richard Milazzo in Conversation,” D.C. Moore Gallery, New York, May 31, 2012.

2014  
“Art After Warhol:  A Conversation,” Stony Brook University, New York, February 27, 2014.
“Three Poems from Frost Heaves
,” Open Reading, Saint Mark’s Poetry Project, New York, October 6, 2014.
“Jeff Koons:  Shiny on the Outside, Hollow on the Inside,” School of Continuing Education, New York University, New York, October 14, 2014.

2015  
The Art of Reading:  Peter Nagy and the Xerox,” with Peter Nagy, Ross Bleckner, Philip Taaffe, moderated by Richard Milazzo, Art and Literature Series, conceived and organized by Arezoo Mohseni, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Auditorium, New York Public Library, New York, May 27, 2015.

2016   “Book Presentation: Peter Carravetta & Richard Milazzo,” Calandra Italian American Institute, New York, April 26, 2016.
“The Engineer of Babel – Un malato da libri: A Conversation with Emilio Mazzoli, Velasco Vitali, Richard Milazzo, Paul Vangelisti,” curated by Giovanni Iemulo and Salvatore Schembari, Fonzazione Gesualdo Bufalino, Angolo K, Ragusa Ibla, Sicily, June 17, 2016.
“The Engineer of Babel – L’amaro miele: A Poetry Reading: Richard Milazzo, Paul Vangelisti, Fernando Lena, Mariagrazia Insinga, Giampaolo De Pietro, Antonio Lanza, Vincenzo Galvagno,” curated by Giovanni Iemulo and Salvatore Schembari, Fonzazione Gesualdo Bufalino, Angolo K, Ragusa Ibla, Sicily, June 18, 2016.
“More Fugitive Than Light” / “Più Sfuggente Della Luce”:  Richard Milazzo, Ghost Stations:  Poems 2015-2016, with a Portfolio of Photographs by Fausto Ferri, Rotoli di Memoria – Fotografie del Centro Storico di Castelfranco Emilia nei Primi Anni ’70, presented by Roberto Alperoli and Emilio Rocchi, Sala Gabriella degli Esposti, Biblioteca Comunale “Lea Garofalo,” Piazza della Liberazione, 5, Castelfranco Emilia, Italy, December 28, 2016.