From the series “Born in Romania, Globally Known”:
HEDDA STERNE (1910-2011)

Round table //  Monday, November 28, 2016, 6-9 PM

Museum of Jewish Heritage New York
Board Room, 4th Floor
Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280

Free admission with limited seating. Please RSVP at, tel: 212-687-0180

Cosmin Nasui, art critic and curator (Bucharest)
The Discovery of Early Years 1910-1941

Shaina Larrivee, director of The Hedda Sterne Foundation (New York)
Hedda Sterne and Her Legacy

Sarah Boxer, journalist and artist (Washington, DC)
The Best Lines of Hedda Sterne

Valery Oisteanu, artist and writer (New York)
The Elusive Art of Hedda Sterne


Cosmin Nasui is a Romanian curator, art critic, cultural manager, and contemporary art appraiser. He has 17-year curatorial and art critic experience. He is the founder of the largest Romanian online platform for promoting and supporting contemporary art He is managing partner at Nasui collection & gallery, which exhibits, represents and promotes a special selection of Romanian contemporary artists. He is senior curator at the private museum PostModernism. He is author of portfolio books and extensive studies, the latest being ”Ethnic minorities in visual culture – focus Romania”.

Shaina Larrivee is Director of The Hedda Sterne Foundation. Established by the artists will and incorporated in 2013, Larrivee joined the Foundation as its first director in 2015. She has initiated the organization of the Foundation’s collection and archives, with the objective of providing the public with greater access to Hedda Sterne’s art and legacy. From 2007-2015, Larrivee worked for the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, where, as Managing Editor she oversaw the publication of the first three editions of the digital Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné. She is Publications Director for the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association, and has lectured on research methodology and data accessibility, central to the stewardship of artists’ legacies.

Sarah Boxer is a writer of non-fiction and graphic fiction from Denver, Colorado, who lives in Washington, DC. She is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and has contributed articles, essays, and reviews to The New York Review of Books, Slate, The New York Times, Photograph, The Comics Journal, and Artforum. For many years she was on on the staff of The New York Times (1998-2006), where she was, at various points, a photo critic, a Web critic, an arts and ideas reporter, an editor at The Week in Review, and at The New York Times Book Review. She has published two books: one – a cartoon novel, written and drawn by her, based on Freud’s infamous case histories (In the Floyd Archives), published by Pantheon in 2001, the other – an anthology of blogs (Ultimate Blogs), published by Vintage in 2008. She has also written and drawn Mother May I?, a sequel to her first cartoon novel, as well as a comic book version (with animals!) of Shakespeare’s Hamlet titled Hamlet: Prince of Pigs. She has a degree in philosophy from Harvard College. For more details, please see her website

Valery (Valeriu) Oisteanu (b.1943) is a poet, art critic, essayist, photographer and performance artist. Born in Karaganda (ex-Soviet Union, today’s Kazakhstan), he was raised and educated in Romania. He emigrated to New York City in 1972. He adopted Dada and Surrealism as a philosophy of art and life. He is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, a book of short fiction, and a book of essays.