Linda Norden
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Linda Norden is a curator and occasional writer on contemporary art. Though puppetry is not a specialization per se, she was responsible, together with Artforum senior editor Scott Rothkopf, for the production of Pierre Huyghe's 2004 film, "This is not a time for dreaming," an allegorical fable that drew heavily on the multiple metaphortical implications of the marionette to explore the fate of commissions and creative experiment within the university in particular and institutions more generally. Hired in 1998 to help establish the first department of contemporary art at the Harvard University Art Museums, Norden worked to build both programming and the museum's fledgling contemporary art collection. As Commissioner of the U.S. Pavilion for the 2005 Venice Biennale, she curated Ed Ruscha's "Course of Empire" with the Whitney Museum's Donna DeSalvo, which was reconcieved for the Whitney in the fall of that year. Future projects include advising on the 2008 Whitney Biennial and the UK-wide exhibition of emerging artists titled "New Contemporaries


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as author at  MIT 4.301 Introduction to the Visual Arts - Spring 2007,
together with: John Bell, Karen Zasloff,