Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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March 26 - "Recessional Aesthetics: New Publics or Business as Usual," a discussion with art historians/critics and OCTOBER editorial board members, Hal Foster and David Joselit

W.A.G.E. MEETING Working Artists and the Greater Economy, invites you to an open meeting. Come One Come All Come Two Come Two By Two

Judson Church Assembly Hall239 Thompson Street, NYC


March 27, Be(com)ing Dutch Closing Party

Be(com)ing Dutch Closing Lecture and Reception with the Project Curators Annie Fletcher and Charles Esche
Be(com)ing Dutch is a large project developed over two years both inside and outside the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Consisting of debates, reading groups, artist's projects, exhibitions, and residencies, it interrogated various forms of collective participation and production.
Museum as Hub: Be(com)ing Dutch at a Distance, the final phase of the project, features an installation by Michael Blum in the fifth-floor Museum as Hub space and additional presentations of works by Lidwien van de Ven and Johan van der Keuken in the theater.
Tonight’s address and reception celebrate the official close of the two-year Be(com)ing Dutch project, with a lecture by the project’s curators addressing the trajectory of Be(com)ing Dutch. A keynote address by the project’s curators Charles Esche, Director, and Annie Fletcher, Curator, of the Van Abbemuseum, will be followed by a reception.

A keynote address by the project’s curators Charles Esche, Director, and Annie Fletcher, Curator, of the Van Abbemuseum, will be followed by a reception.


Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and Moore College of Art & Design

Moore College of Art and Design
20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1179

The Galleries at Moore in conjunction with Moore College of Art and Design's BFA in Curatorial Studies present "Curating and Activism," the fourth in an ongoing series of public conversations about issues and ideas in contemporary curatorial practice. Through a series of grouped conversations with an international roster of distinguished panelists, we will examine multiple ways in which curatorial activities can be directed toward social and political activism. Questions to be considered include: How effectively is social/political activism addressed through curatorial practice? What are the power dynamics involved in curating for social change? What is a curator's responsibility in articulating his/her political stance? Are forums for public interaction inherently political? How is participation related to activism? What are the stakes in activist curating and what are the criteria for success? Can curatorial practice truly inspire productive political change?

9:30 am - 10 am
Welcoming Video by Andrea Bowers Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training, 2004

10 am - 11:15 am Curating and Self-Organization-Facilitating Interactions
Katherine Carl + Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss + Michael Rakowitz + Carin Kuoni

11:15 pm - 12:30 pm The Project of Performance-The Body and the Public
Sharon Hayes + Adam Pendleton + Martha Wilson

12:30 pm - 2 pm Lunch on your own

2 pm - 2:30 pm Welcome Back Video by Josephine Meckseper March for Peace, Justice, and Democracy, 04/29/06, New York City, 2007

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Models of Participation and Modes of Activism
Stamatina Gregory + Steve Kurtz + Anton Vidokle

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Plenary and Audience Q & A

4:30 pm Reception

6:30 - 8 pm
Don't miss: IT IS WHAT IT IS: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT IRAQ Jeremy Deller, Nato Thompson, Esam Pasha and Jonathan Harvey in conversation. A New Commission by Jeremy Deller presented by the New Museum and Creative Time Hosted in Philadelphia by the Slought Foundation on the occasion of Moore's International Panel and Conversation on Curating and Activism.Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia,

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