How can public art have a meaningful impact on the people who experience it? In recent years, public art has grown beyond the display of monumental sculpture in bronze and stone, to explore projects that push the conventional definitions of art, finding new ways to engage people. Increasingly, public art often involves ephemeral works, guerrilla actions, and social interventions. People may come across these projects in the midst of everyday life, opening an unexpected window of interaction. This one-day symposium will feature presentations of specific projects in the morning, and a roundtable discussion in the afternoon. Audience participation is invited, as we take a look at the goals, results, and future questions brought up by these new ways of working. Organized by Christy Hengst and The Kathryn Street Arts Festival.
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
CCA (the Living Room),1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM
Suggested donation $10, or free...
8pm: dance! at the Garage on Kathryn St. with DJ Oli
Morning presentations, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Matthew Chase-Daniel Gourdsigns
Aly Kreikemeier El Otro Lado
Molly Sturges COAL & Lifesongs
Edie Tsong Snow Poems
Dominique Mazeaud and Bobbe Besold Rivers Run Through Us
Christy Hengst Birds in the Park
Afternoon roundtable, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sanjit Sethi Santa Fe Art Institute
Vince Kadlubek Meow Wolf
Jerry Wellman Axle Contemporary
Roundtable moderated by Michelle Laflamme-Childs of New Mexico Arts.
Sponsored by Axle Contemporary, NM Arts, CCA, and the Kathryn Street Arts Festival
Axle Contemporary Press will publish a book with the full transcript of this symposium. If you’d like to be notified when it is available. drop us a note here.
Symposium: Evolving Intentions in Public Art