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November 10, 2016

Anywhere and elsewhere:art at the outermost limits of location-specificity—two-day conference

Parsons School of Design at The New School

Atıf Akın, Mutant Space, Metsamor, 2014–16. Digital image, variable. Design: Atıf Akın. © Atıf Akın 2016.Megan Smith, Riding Through Walls (detail), 2015. Livecast durational performance, Regina, SK. © University of Regina.

Artists are increasingly moving beyond the white cube to activate spaces, places and times well beyond the limits of traditional exhibition circuits. This two-day conference will explore the challenge of exhibiting, viewing and evaluating art located elsewhere in space and time. How do we find appropriate language for discussing projects that straddle art and other realms of knowledge? How do we account for art’s omnivorous ability to traverse diverse forms, spaces and places?

Curated by Sean Lowry and Simone Douglas.

Featuring presentations by: Megan Smith; David Griffin; Sreshta Rit Premnath; Franklin Collective; Re-sited (Melissa Bianca Amore & William Stover); Susan R. Greene; Frank J Miles; Sylvia Schwenk; EIDIA House; Livia Daza Paris; Radhika Subramaniam Sara Morawetz; Atif Akin; Michelle Lewis-King; Tricia Flanagan; Steve Maher; Standard Practice; Brad Buckley; Anne Gaines and Nadia Williams; Ayodamola Okunseinde and Salome Asega; Karen Frostig; Marta Jecu; Frauke Materlik; Daniel Cherrin; Jane Philbrick; and Tatlo (Sara Jimenez & Jade Yumang)

Presented by: Parsons School of Design, Project Anywhere & The University of Newcastle

Bookings at: anywhereandelsewhere.eventbrite.com
For more information, please visit: www.projectanywhere.net/conference
or email us at: [email protected] or [email protected]

About Parson Fine Arts
Parsons Fine Arts MFA is a dynamic two-year, cross-disciplinary program committed to expanding the formal, intellectual and conceptual dimensions of emerging artists’ work. We foster studio-based research and scholarship that extends the boundaries of contemporary cultural expression, developed through a global understanding of the arts. Parsons Fine Arts is committed to diversity among students and faculty that provides a potent learning community. Housed within both Parsons School of Design and The New School University, the Fine Arts program is uniquely positioned within a progressive educational environment. Our international student body has access to a wide spectrum of activities, ranging from rigorous formal and aesthetic investigations to cross-disciplinary collaborations with design, performing arts and humanities students, to public forums that address pressing social and political concerns.

About Project Anywhere
Project Anywhere is a global exhibition model in which the role of curator is replaced with the type of peer review process typically endorsed by a refereed journal. Emphasizing artistic projects undertaken outside traditional exhibition circuits, Project Anywhere is dedicated to the evaluation and dissemination of art at the outermost limits of location-specificity. Significantly, Project Anywhere is not an online exhibition space but rather a vehicle for pointing towards art located elsewhere in space and time.

About Parsons The New School for Design
Parsons is one of the premier institutions for art and design education. Founded in 1896, is has served as a pioneer in the field for more than a century. Based in New York and internationally active, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. Critical thinking, research and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons offers rigorous training that allows for interdisciplinary collaboration across five thematic schools. An integral part of The New School, Parsons builds on the university’s legacy of progressive ideals, scholarship and pedagogy. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century.

In 2015, QS World University Rankings, a London-based higher education organization, named Parsons the number one College for Art and Design in the United States, and number two internationally.

 

Anywhere and elsewhere: art at the outermost limits of location-specificity conference at Parsons School of Design 2016

Artists are increasingly moving beyond the white cube as a “prime” viewing experience to more actively explore spaces, places and times well outside the limits of traditional exhibition circuits. Much of this artistic activity is concerned with events, actions, relationships or processes rather than the exhibition of discrete distributable objects. This two-day conference event will explore the challenge of exhibiting, viewing and evaluating art located elsewhere in space and time. How do artists overcome common assumptions that expanded and dynamic exhibition formats present barriers to value? How do we find appropriate language and evaluative criteria for discussing projects that often straddle art and other realms of knowledge? How might we more meaningfully account for art’s omnivorous ability to traverse diverse forms, spaces and places and evoke understandings potentially elusive in theoretical, scientific or philosophical propositions alone? This conference is specifically conceived as a vehicle for giving voice to artistic projects located anywhere and elsewhere in space and time.

This conference features presentations from artists that have successfully navigated blind peer evaluation through Project Anywhere, together with a series of invited presentations from artists, curators and writers actively engaged with art and artistic research at the outmost limits of location-specificity.

Curated by Sean Lowry and Simone Douglas

For a complete listing of presenters, please visit: www.projectanywhere.net
For free registration, please visit: anywhereandelsewhere.eventbrite.com
Presented by Parsons School of Design, Project Anywhere, and the University of Newcastle
For more information, please contact us at: [email protected]

 

Anywhere and elsewhere: art at the outermost limits of location-specificity conference at Parsons School of Design

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