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Madison Square Park Conservancy: Innovating Public Art 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019 9:00 am

Event hosted by: Madison Square Park Conservancy

Event hosted by: School of Visual Arts

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THE EVOLVING ROLE OF PUBLIC ART EXAMINED BY ARTISTS AND THOUGHT LEADERS IN MADISON SQUARE PARK CONSERVANCY’S ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

Free and Open to the Public, Innovating Public Art features:

·       Conversation with artist Martin Puryear, 2019 U.S. Representative at the Venice Biennale, and architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Exhibition Designers, U.S. Pavilion, 2019 Venice Biennale

·       Panel discussion moderated by New York Times art critic Holland Cotter with Met Museum Director Max Hollein, Ryan Dennis from Project Row Houses, and artists Firelei Báez and Alex Da Corte

·       Presentations by Stéphane Aquin, Chief Curator from the Hirshhorn, and artists Abigail DeVille, Leonardo Drew, and Cristina Iglesias

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s fifth annual public symposium, brings together leading artists, art world professionals, and journalists to consider pressing issues in public art. Innovating Public Art examines how the commissioning and creation of public art has evolved from being a force for commemoration into a catalyst for conversation, focusing on work that challenges the public and incites debate. The event includes artists who have realized public work—including Martin Puryear, who is representing the United States at the 2019 Venice Biennale, and Leonardo Drew, whose monumental public work City in the Grass opens in Madison Square Park on June 3—as well as curators who program outdoor projects, museum directors who are reimaging their institutional responsibilities, and innovators whose work centers on public art in communities and neighborhoods.

Free and open to the public, Innovating Public Art is organized by Madison Square Park Conservancy in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts.

More info can be found at madisonsquarepark.org.

RSVP required via this link.