September 26, 2011

USC’s M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere: October Info Session

USC Roski School of Art and Design
Installation view of “Work After Work,” 2011 curatorial practicum exhibition.
Right: posters from State of the Arts, a project organized by Joseph del Pesco and commissioned by
The Present Group, 2008.

The M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere program at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts will host an Admission Info Session with Interim Director Rhea Anastas and faculty member Carol Stakenas, Executive Director of LACE:


Thursday, October 20, 2011
12 noon to 1:30 pm


All who are interested in the program are encouraged to attend. For more information, or to RSVP, please call 213-743-8540, email [email protected], or visit


The Admission Info Session will be held in the Graduate Fine Arts Building, 3001 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007.


The deadline to apply for the 2012–2013 academic year is February 1, 2012.


About the M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere Program
M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere is a platform for scholarship in contemporary art that uniquely addresses the study of social questions of public space and the public sphere. The program’s two-year interdisciplinary course of study encompasses seminars on curatorial practices and the histories of exhibition; public sphere, social, and critical theories; and selected topics in modern and contemporary art history. Students collaborate on a curatorial practicum in the form of an exhibition project that explores city-space. In a master’s thesis, they develop new scholarship in modern and contemporary art and its interpretation in relation to the social conditions of public space and the public sphere. In addition to a faculty that includes Rhea Anastas, Karen Moss, Lucy Raven, Carol Stakenas, John Tain, and Noura Wedell, an annual program of guest speakers brings practitioners, scholars, and critics into conversation with students to share developments and critiques of how artists, curators, architects, and others engage and theorize the complexities of public space.


Visiting lecturers from recent years include:


Edgar Arceneaux, Vito Acconci, Ute Meta Bauer, Beatrice von Bismarck, Mark Bradford, Gregg Bordowitz, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Teddy Cruz, Mark Dion, Sam Durant, Harrell Fletcher, Andrea Fraser, Thelma Golden, Renée Green, Boris Groys, Hou Hanru, Alfredo Jaar, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Grant Kester, Rick Lowe, Allan McCollum, Kyong Park, Anne Pasternak, Marko Peljhan, Patricia Phillips, Marjetica Potrc, Allan Sekula, Felicity Scott, Gregory Sholette, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Krzysztof Wodiczko.


About the USC Roski School of Fine Arts
First organized in 1883, the USC Roski School of Fine Arts is the oldest art school in Southern California. A supportive environment for experimentation in visual art of all media, the school encourages interdisciplinary, progressive approaches to studio art, design, curatorial practice, and critical studies. With equal emphasis on making and thinking, the USC Roski School prepares artists, designers, curators, and writers to contribute in new and meaningful ways both to their fields and to society at large.


For further information on the M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere program, please contact us at [email protected] or visit


For more information about application requirements, or to apply online, visit or call 213-743-8540.


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