The public talks aim at furthering the discussions surrounding socially engaged practices. They are free and open to the public. All talks will be held from 6:30–8:00pm in the Rose Auditorium at 41 Cooper Square, New York City.
The first talk “Considering Useful Art” will take place on May 18th 2011 with Claire Bishop, who is an Associate Professor in the Ph.D. Program in Art History at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, and an internationally recognized scholar and curator of contemporary art. Her critical work focuses on socially engaged art and theories of spectatorship.
The second talk “Post-Fordisms and Culture” will take place on June 30th 2011 with Brian Holmes, who is an art critic, cultural theorist, and activist based in Paris and Chicago whose work centers on the mapping of contemporary capitalism and the intersections of political and artistic practices. He is a Professor of Philosophy at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
Visit creativetime.org for information about further talks.