Event: How to Curate Art in the Public, Sept 8th, 2014

PROTEST, PICNIC, POIESIS: How to Curate Art in the Public with KAREN VAN DEN BERG

Monday, September 8, 2014, 8:00 pm

The Bark Room (Orientation Room), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

2 West 13th Street, Room M101, New York, NY 10011

PROTEST, PICNIC, POIESIS: How to Curate Art in the Public with KAREN VAN DEN BERG

The current debate about public art is dominated by terms and concepts such as the right to the city, local knowledge and social engagement.  Consequently, collaborative or collective modes of production have become more important and the articulations of protest culture, collaborative art projects and Street Art have taken on a new significance. 

In the context of this changing background, Karen van den Berg, professor and chair of Art Theory and Curating, Zeppelin University, Germany will share some thoughts about how to shape policy and curate art in the public sphere today.

Co-sponsored by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and the Fine Arts Program, School of Art Media and Technology.

Pablo Jose Ramirez at Independent Curators International

Pablo José Ramírez: To Think the Impossible
(Radical indigenous contemporary art)
Thursday, September 4, 2014
6:30–8pm
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public

Pablo José Ramírez, curator, political theorist and writer based in Guatemala, presents a talk titled “To Think the Impossible (Radical indigenous contemporary art).”

What happens when those deemed unauthorized produce contemporary art? Several artists operate from uncomfortable places of enunciation: they challenge the controlled discourse which attempts to dominate and sanitize certain art productions that speak from twisted places or cultural forms that do not fit in with the idea of the white mestizaje or neoliberal multiculturalism. Artists like Reyes Josué Morales, Benvenuto Chavajay, Javier Calvo, Sandra Monterroso, and Terike Haapoja operate within the limits of modernity; these particular experiences are intersected by community, the political state of art, indigenous cultures, the problem of language, the ritual, and border epistemologies.

In this discussion he will address these approaches by exploring the experiences of projects such as:Estados de Excepción, produced by Ciudad de la Imaginación, the XIX Bienal de Arte Paiz in Guatemala, andThe Party of Others by Terike Haapoja. These curatorial projects attempt to think of models for exhibiting that operate at the crossroads of the object of art, the writing of seminal histories, and the material culture of the artist.

This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to rsvp@curatorsintl.org with PABLO in the subject line.

Visit ICI’s event page for more information.

 

 

 

NMDS 5296 / CRN 7227, Spring 2015, School of Media Studies, The New School