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Upcoming events: New York dealer Ronald Feldman, Marina Abramović and more

Venerable New York art dealer Ronald Feldman (below), who has spent 40 years championing cutting-edge and political art, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 18, in the High Museum’s Hill Auditorium.

Feldman will discuss the history of his SoHo gallery — where he has shown, among others, Joseph Beuys, Hannah Wilke, Chris Burden, Leon Golub and Komar & Melamid — and how he made difficult work commercially viable.

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center co-partners the event with the High and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights as part of its series “Contemporary Talks.” The event is free, but reservations are required. 404-733-5000.

British artist Christopher Le Brun, expressionist painter and sculptor (with two commissions for the 2012 Olympics), will have a public dialogue with High Museum chief curator David Brenneman at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 20, in the Hill Auditorium. The talk is free, but seating is limited. Reserve tickets through the Woodruff Arts Center box office, 404-733-5000.

The Westside Arts District Walk on Saturday, November 20, should be an especially lively one. It will be an opportunity to meet many of the artists whose shows are opening that day or already on view in member galleries. Check the website for times and addresses. Also, artistic director Stuart Horodner will discuss strategies for artists planning to visit Art Basel Miami Beach in December at The Contemporary at 11 a.m. that day.

Save these dates!

Queen-bee performance artist Marina Abramović is only one of the speakers SCAD has lined up for its program “deFINE ART,” to take place February 22-26.

Gary Tinterow, chairman of the Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will kick off the series on February 22, followed the next day by a triple threat: lectures by Sarah Lewis, recent curator of SITE Santa Fe, and Sarah Thornton, author of “Seven Days in the Art World,” as well as a performance by DJ Spooky. Abramović will speak on February 24.

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