People's Conference with Harrell Fletcher & Jens HoffmannPeople's Conference with Harrell Fletcher & Jens Hoffmannhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/192452KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2012-02-24T16:30:002012-02-24T18:30:00
February 24,2012 4:30PM–6:30PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffmann
PEOPLE’S CONFERENCE WITH HARRELL FLETCHER AND JENS HOFFMANN
In conjunction with the exhibition’s last stop at Haverford College, a two-day conversation has been organized to delve deeper into questions about regionalism, display, and structures of support for under-recognized artists in ways that push the boundaries of curatorial, artistic, and institutional innovation.
Participants include Harrell Fletcher, Tom Finkelpearl, Jens Hoffmann, Paula Marincola, John Muse, Peter Nesbett, John Ollman, Renaud Proch, J. Morgan Puett, Julien Robson, Ingrid Schaffner, Andrew Suggs, Astria Suparak, Nato Thompson, and Transformazium.
Friday, February 24 4:30pm–6:30pm
Exhibition co-curators Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffmann reflect on the process of making the first People’s Biennial, as well as its potential for future iterations.
Moderated by Renaud Proch, Deputy Director, ICI.
People’s Biennial will be on view following the conversation until 7:30pm.
Saturday, February 25 11:00am–5:00pm
This day-long conversation proposes a question in two parts: How can one contextualize and display art that exists outside the norms of the mainstream art world in an innovative manner, and how can structures of display transform into ongoing systems of support for artists?
11:00am-11:10am Welcome Ingrid Schaffner and Renaud Proch
11:10am-11:30am Introduction Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffmann
11:30am-1:30pm Exploring curatorial innovation in regional communities
This discussion will examine the role of curatorial practice and exhibition-making in fostering meaningful cultural impact in regional communities
Speakers include Nato Thompson, Chief Curator, Creative Time; Andrew Suggs, Executive Director, Vox Populi; and Astria Suparak, Director, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University
Official responses by Christopher Cook, Director, Salina Art Center; Peter Nesbett, Senior Program Specialist, Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative; Julien Robson, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and Ingrid Schaffner, Senior Curator, ICA University of Pennsylvania
Moderated by Jens Hoffmann
2:30pm-4:30pm Developing ongoing systems of support for art and creativity
The discussion will address the realities of living and working in regional communities, and how artists and institutions have addressed the complexities of working in these contexts
Speakers include Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director, Queens Museum of Art; J. Morgan Puett, artist; and Transformazium, artist collaborative
Official responses by John Ollman, Director, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery; Paula Marincola, Executive Director, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; and John Muse, Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Haverford College
Moderated by Harrell Fletcher
This program is free of charge and open to the public. For questions or more information about People’s Conference, contact Chelsea Haines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI), Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), and with support from the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. The People’s Conference is funded, in part, with a professional development grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative.
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