Aspen Daily News: Art for Change
June 22, 2021
Anderson Ranch Curator-in-Residence Helen Molesworth is excited to step away from her computer and engage with artists in person this summer.
Helen Molesworth is a fearless champion in the art world. A champion of the LBGTQ community. A champion of art as a means to amplify voices and address societal problems. She is a renowned contemporary art curator and writer who spent time as Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in LA from 2014 to 2018 and before that at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Since 2019, Molesworth has been the Curator-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center where she is a prominent ambassador of the nonprofit’s artistic vision in the local, national and global contemporary art world. She was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship—a prestigious distinction granted to those with exceptional creativity in the arts—and she is currently writing a memoir.
Molesworth returns to Aspen in July to teach a workshop alongside Catherine Opie and Christina Quarles. She will also be in dialogue with visiting artists Tyler Mitchell and Derrick Adams during the Ranch’s Summer Series: Featured Artists and Conversations, which are free, open-to-the-public events. We caught up with Molesworth to talk about the biggest lessons she has learned from artists and why she’s hopeful about the future of art post-pandemic.