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January 26, 2009

Events at USC’s Master of Public Art Studies: Art in the Public Sphere program

USC Roski School of Art and Design







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Marjetica Potrc
New Orleans: Shotgun House with Rainwater-Harvesting Tank, 2008
Courtesy Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Photo by Eli Ping Weinberg

Please join the Master of Public Art Studies: Art in the Public Sphere program at USC’s Roski School of Fine Arts in Los Angeles (www.roski.usc.edu/pas/) for the following events (free and open to the public):

Participation and Friction: Rethinking Art and Architecture as Public Culture is a two-part conversation event organized by Joshua Decter, to be held on February 2nd, 2009 and April 6th, 2009, as part of the Visions & Voices series at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Event 1:
Art and Architecture in the Public Sphere of Cities
Creative Time president and artistic director Anne Pasternak, LA-based artist Doug Aitken and LA-based architect Peter Zellner in conversation with Joshua Decter (Director, Master of Public Art Studies: Art in the Public Sphere program) on the complex interrelationships between art and architecture in the public sphere of cities.

Monday, February 2, 2009
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
University of Southern California
Davidson Conference Center, Embassy Room
For more information on this event, please go to:
http://roski.usc.edu/calendar/event/868007/visions–voices-art-and-architecture-in-the public-sphere-of-cities/

http://roski.usc.edu/docs/mpas_v&v_2-09.pdf

http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/866404

Event 2:
Architecture, Design, Art: Strategies for Survival
San Diego-based architect Teddy Cruz, Ljubljana-based artist and architect Marjetica Potrc, and New York-based artist Krzysztof Wodiczko in conversation with Joshua Decter (Director, Master of Public Art Studies: Art in the Public Sphere program) on developing new methods of social engagement and collaboration, re-thinking conventional top-down/bottom-up hierarchies, in response to crises within urban and other territories.

Monday, April 6, 2009
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
University of Southern California
Davidson Conference Center, Embassy Room
For more information on this event, please go to:

http://roski.usc.edu/calendar/event/868008/visions–voices-architecture-design-art-strategies-for-survival/

http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/867823

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Master of Public Art Studies: Art in the Public Sphere program Lecture Forum for spring 2009:

Location: USC Graduate Fine Arts Building, 3001 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA
Day/Time: Mondays 6:00 PM – 8:50 PM (unless otherwise indicated)
Map & Directions: http://roski.usc.edu/contact/roskigallery-map.html

For more information on the Lecture Forum, please go to:

http://roski.usc.edu/calendar/public-art-studies.html

Schedule:

Monday, January 26
Guest speaker: Andrea Fraser (artist; Associate Professor, New Genres, Department of Art at UCLA).

Monday, February 9
Guest speaker: Norman Klein (Los Angeles-based cultural critic and historian of mass culture; Professor in the School of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts).

Monday, February 23
Guest speaker: Mark Dion (New York-based artist).

Thursday, February 26
Guest speakers: Patricia Phillips (critic; Chair and Professor in the Department of Art, Cornell University, New York) and Gregory Sholette (artist and writer, founding member of Political Art Documentation/Distribution [PAD/D] and REPOhistory; Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Queens College, New York).

Friday, February 27
Guest speaker: Ute Meta Bauer (curator; Associate Professor and Director of the Visual Arts Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge).
(Special time, 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM)

Monday, March 9
Guest speaker: Paul Ramirez Jonas (New York-based artist; Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Hunter College, New York).

Monday, March 23
Guest speaker: Rudolf Frieling (Curator of Media Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art).

Monday, April 13
Guest speaker: Steve Dietz (new media curator; Artistic Director of the 01SJBiennial in San Jose, California; Executive Director of Northern Lights)

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The Public Art Studies: Art in the Public Sphere graduate program at the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts functions as a hub for critically rethinking the role of art in the public sphere and analyzing art’s complex engagements with social space. Students in the program focus upon many theoretical and practical problems facing artists, curators, critics, theorists, architects, and other cultural producers, in order to re-imagine the public sphere in terms of the challenges of city-space and the urban condition; evaluate processes of social collaboration, networks of participation, and relational aesthetics; identify strategies of location-driven, site-specific, and situational engagement; debate concepts and realities of community-based practice; interrogate the role of the curator—and curatorial practice—in city-based exhibition projects; and situate public art vis-à-vis broader art histories.

Director:
Joshua Decter

http://roski.usc.edu/pas/about-the-director.html

Faculty:
Rhea Anastas, Edgar Arceneaux, Anne Bray, Donna Conwell, Janet Owen Driggs, Lauri Firstenberg, Rita Gonzalez, Susan Gray, Karen Moss, Carol Stakenas, Christina Ulke

http://roski.usc.edu/pas/faculty.html

Guest speakers 2007–2008:
Bulbo, Sam Durant, Michael Krichman, Rick Lowe, Rochelle Steiner, Allan McCollum, Teddy Cruz, Miwon Kwon, Nato Thompson, Hou Hanru, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Grant Kester, Tirdad Zolghadr

http://roski.usc.edu/pas/guest-speakers.html

Priority application deadline for the 2009–2010 academic year: March 2, 2009
Applications may be submitted after this date on a space available basis.

http://roski.usc.edu/pas/admission.html

For more information on the Public Art Studies: Art in the Public Sphere program at USC, please contact us at [email protected] or visit our website at http://roski.usc.edu/pas
University of Southern California
Roski School of Fine Arts
Watt Hall 104 University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0292
Telephone: 213 743 8540 | Fax: 213 743 4563

For more information go to: http://roski.usc.edu/pas

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