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Mad. Sq. Art 2017 Annual Symposium on Public Art

Friday, June 02, 2017 9:00 am

Event hosted by: Madison Square Park Conservancy

Event hosted by: School of Visual Arts

Madison Square Park Conservancy and the School of Visual Arts present a symposium exploring the possibilities of public art, featuring prominent artists and thinkers.

Free and open to the public.
Reservations required: [email protected]

ACCESSING PUBLIC ART
Artists push their material, process, and practice in the name of public art. There are pressing matters—including intention, interpretation, siting, and collaboration—that artists, institutions, and viewers must face when considering art in the public realm. Distinguished leaders in the museum and contemporary art fields, prominent artists, and thinkers will gather for dynamic conversation and presentations.

PRESENTERS
Nancy Princenthal, Moderator, writer and critic
Brooke Davis Anderson, incoming Museum Director, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia
Melissa Chiu, Director, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
John Hatfield, Executive Director, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City
Shamim Momin, Director, Curator, and Co-founder, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND)

Keynote Conversation
Joshua Bennett, Performance Poet
Josiah McElheny, Artist

Artist Presentations
Simone Leigh
Iván Navarro
Erwin Redl