Sunday, November 8, 2015

Day Two: Engage More Now

From the Hammer Website:
10–10:15 a.m.: Introduction*
10:15–11:15 a.m.: Keynote by Sharon Hayes*

TOPIC #2: TRANSIENT: Nomadic Museum Practice
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Nomadic: Museum Practice Outside of the Institution*      
Moderator: January Parkos Arnall Panelists: Hendrik Folkerts, Victoria Fu, Deana Haggag, Dominic Willsdon
1–2 p.m.: Round Table Lunch 
2–3:30 p.m.: Talking to Action: Researching Community-Based Art Practices in Latin America and Los Angeles* 

Moderator: Bill Kelley, Jr. Panelists:María Fernanda Cartagena, David Gutiérrez Castañeda, André Mesquita, Jennifer S. Ponce de León, Lucía Sanromán, Paulina Varas
The guest panel is organized byTalking to Action for Otis College of Art and Design in coordination with the Graduate Public Practice Program and is part of The Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time LA/LA initiative.

TOPIC #3— OUTSIDE: Artist-initiated Engagement
3:45–5:15 p.m.: Artists: Engaging Outside of the Institution*  
Moderator: Aram MoshayediPanelists: Shahab Fotouhi, Jamillah James, A.L. Steiner, Ultra-red (represented by Robert Sember and Leonardo Vilchis) 
5:15–5:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks 

If you would like to check it out, go here:

Friday, November 6, 2015

Engage More Now : an international conference on the subject of public engagement

Engage More Now first day at the symposium: " ENGAGE MORE NOW! is an international conference on the subject of public engagement. The symposium will convene a group of experts to consider ongoing practices initiated by artists and museum professionals—both within and outside of institutions—that are designed to engage the public in discursive projects that may take the form of social practice, performance, or artistic intervention. Hosted by the Hammer, these conversations are intended to refine the methodological and theoretical framework for public engagement and to consider the multiple contexts for its display and reception." The Hammer Museum- Check it here

Mark Bardford's work. check it {here} and vimeo {here

The Line up for the Hammer website:

Friday, November 6, 2015, 12:30–5PM

* denotes that the discussion will be streamed live online. Embedded videos are below the schedule.
11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Educator-led tours of Hammer exhibitions
12:30–12:45 p.m.: Welcome and Introduction* 
12:45–1:45 p.m.: Keynote by Paul Chan*
TOPIC #1— INSIDE: Museum-sited Engagement
2–3:30 p.m.: Biennials: Rethinking Communities* 
Moderator: Anne Ellegood Panelists: Andrea Fraser, Candice Hopkins, Franklin Sirmans, What, How, & for Whom (represented by Ivet Curlin)

3:45–5:15 p.m.: Museums: Collaborations with Artists*
Moderator: Connie Butler Panelists: Allison Agsten, Johanna Burton, Synthia Griffin, Sarah Jesse, Yasmil Raymond

Yes, you can watch it live! For all you folks who can not make it. Check out the Hammer's site, and get connected. Take care and I hope you can make it!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mobile Mural Lab :: LA Zoo

The best part of the event was being able to get to see all the children and parents dressed up for Halloween! I mean, BATMAN was there, how cool is that?!

Over and over again, everyone is SO EXCITED to get to paint on the truck and that is the best part, being able to share the smile.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

FAR-SITED: Creating and Conserving Art in Public Places

 The past three days I have had the great fortune to part take in:

"The University Art Museum CSULB, Getty Conservation Institute, and Museum of Latin American Art present FAR-SITED: Creating and Conserving Art in Public Places, a three-day conference examining new trends in public art, the use of new materials and technology, and the role of conservation for art in the public realm. Nationally renowned arts professionals will engage in curated panels and presentations for an audience of artists, conservators, arts administrators, scholars, and students." [ click here for more information]

Below are photos from the three days. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet so many people in such a wide range of locations and skill sets. Thank you all for working tirelessly to create this space for us all to keep the dialogue of conservation of public art going.

Key note speaker William Pope L.

Day 2. Starting off with  Panel: Site, Space, and Place, Moderated by Shamim Momin, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Panelists include: Jessica Cusick, Cultural Affairs Manager, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, Eric Fredericksen, Waterfront Program Art Manager, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Manon Slome, Chief Curator, No Longer Empty, Jackie von Treskow, Program Director, FOR-SITE Foundation

Below is a little group shot of just a few of the Otis MFA, Public Practice Students and our friend Allison from : Ball-Nouges ! Go like them over [HERE]

 Onward!  Up next!

Grimanesa Amorós, Artist, Multidisciplinary Artist, Grimanesa Amorós Studios
Christine Frohnert, Partner, Bek & Frohnert LLC
Rosa Lowinger, Principal and Chief Conservator, RLA Conservation of Art & Architecture
Robert Murray, Artist and participant in California International Sculpture Symposium

Here is is a snap shot of the sculpture tour that I went on at CSU, Long Beach. 
Take the video tour right HERE!

  On our way to Talk Queens Salon, Hotel Queen Mary

Day 3. Held at MOLAA!
Panel: Alternative Practices in Public Art
Moderated by Cara Starke, Director, Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Panelists include:
Paul Ramirez Jonas, Artist
Suzanne Lacy, Artist, Founding Chair of Graduate Public Practice, Otis College of Art & Design
Jon Rubin, Artist

 This panel is so inspiring! These three artists, working in the field are everything I would like to embody as an artist. Thank you CSU, Long Beach, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) and the Getty Conservation Institute for bringing together artists, conservators, arts administrators, scholars, and students.