The Situation Is This: Speaker Series Fall 2011

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 in Projects, The Situation Is This
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Kathleen Ritter, October 5, 2011
Francisco Camacho, October 11, 2011
Samuel Roy-Bois: Interlocutor, November 8, 2011
Claire Doherty in conversation with Lorna Brown (coming soon as a Podcast)

Over the last four decades, artists have re-imagined their relationship to public space. Moving from civic squares and lofty edifices, public art has expanded beyond a relationship to physical structures to a consideration of social spaces, creating situations for encounter, participation and dispersal.

In this expanded field of art and interaction, curators, institutions and artists themselves have shifted their relationship to the creative process—and the display and creation of public art. This series of talks will address some of these perspectives; from the evolution of curatorial practices beyond gallery walls, to artists engaging with civic infrastructure, to mapping the open-ended, transient nature of contemporary practice, these speakers give context to our current cultural situation.

We are grateful to our Speaker Series partner the Langara College Centre for Art in Public Spaces and project funders City of Vancouver 125 and the Public Art Program.