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February 5, 2010

Critical Conversations series at USC’s MPAS Program: Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere

USC Roski School of Art and Design
Critical Conversations

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2:
DAN CAMERON

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9:
JOHN WELCHMAN

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16:
BORIS GROYS
(In partnership with the Visual Arts Department, UCSD)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23:
VITO ACCONCI
(Co-sponsored with USC’s Master of Fine Arts Program)

TUESDAY, MARCH 2:
MARK BRADFORD AND RICK LOWE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3:
HARRELL FLETCHER
(Co-sponsored with USC’s Master of Fine Arts Program)

TUESDAY, MARCH 9
MARIA LIND

TUESDAY, MARCH 30:
JULIA BRYAN-WILSON

TUESDAY, APRIL 6:
RENÉE GREEN
(In partnership with the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House. This event will take place at the MAK Center, at 7:00pm)

TUESDAY, APRIL 20
ANTONIO MUNTADAS

TUESDAY, APRIL 27
FELICITY SCOTT

LOCATION:
USC GRADUATE FINE ARTS BUILDING

http://roski.usc.edu/pas/mpas-map.html

MASTER OF PUBLIC ART STUDIES PROGRAM
Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere
University of Southern California
3001 SOUTH FLOWER STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007
(Unless otherwise noted)

DAY/TIME:
TUESDAYS 6PM-8:50PM
(Unless otherwise noted)

MASTER OF PUBLIC ART STUDIES PROGRAM
Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere
USC Roski School of Fine Arts

http://roski.usc.edu/pas

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 213 743 8540

DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM: JOSHUA DECTER

The Master of Public Art Studies Program (Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere) at the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts in Los Angeles is a unique platform to research art, curatorial practices, and modes of cultural organizing in relation to the material/social conditions of public space, and the contemporary public sphere. The graduate program’s 2-year interdisciplinary course of study encompasses seminars on curatorial practice/organizational methods; social, urban and media theory; critical writing; exhibition histories; and selected topics in art and architectural history. Students examine how artists, curators, organizers, architects and other cultural producers engage the complexities of public space, while also investigating the theoretical and pragmatic conditions of the public sphere. The program features a curatorial practicum that functions as a laboratory for students to collaborate on the development and organization of an exhibition project that explores city-space. Students are also responsible for the research and writing of a thesis that develops innovative concepts and new scholarship on art, public space, and the public sphere. The program supports students in their academic and professional development as curators, organizers, critics, writers and scholars.

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2010-2011 ACADEMIC YEAR:
MARCH 1, 2010

GRADUATE FACULTY: JOSHUA DECTER (DIRECTOR), RHEA ANASTAS, EDGAR ARCENEAUX, ANNE BRAY, LAURI FIRSTENBERG, MICHAEL NED HOLTE, KAREN MOSS, BENNETT SIMPSON, CAROL STAKENAS, GLORIA SUTTON, CHRISTINA ULKE.

Guest speakers, 2007-2009:
Doug Aitken, Ute Meta Bauer, Teddy Cruz, Steve Dietz, Mark Dion, Sam Durant, Andrea Fraser, Rudolf Frieling, Hou Hanru, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Grant Kester, Norman Klein, Michael Krichman, Miwon Kwon, Rick Lowe, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Allan McCollum, Anne Pasternak, Patricia Phillips, Marjetica Potrc, Gregory Sholette, Rochelle Steiner, Nato Thompson, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Peter Zellner, Tirdad Zolghadr.

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