Straight talks – some plane “reading” on art in public places

Art and Architecture in the Public Sphere of Cities. Joshua Decter, director of the Master of Public Art Studies Program at USC, organized and moderated this event exploring art and architecture in the public sphere, and unorthodox ways of engaging the public. The panel featured Anne Pasternak, president and artistic director of Creative Time, New York; Los Angeles based installation artist Doug Aitken; and Peter Zellner, Los Angeles-based architect and founding principal of ZELLNERPLUS. The event was presented as part of Visions and Voices, and was held on February 2, 2009, at the Davidson Conference Center.

Public Space, Public Art and Public Life. USC Norman Lear Center director Marty Kaplan moderates this incisive panel discussion that explores the interplay between art and architecture in urban spaces. Panelists: artists Christopher Janney & Anne Bray; USC School of Cinematic Arts’ Scott Fisher; Ted Tanner of AEG Real Estate & LA Live; Fox Music’s Robert Kraft; USC School of Architecture Dean Qingyun Ma.

Architecture, Design, Art: Strategies for Survival. USC — April 23, 2009 — “Architecture, Design, Art: Strategies for Survival” was a conversation among Teddy Cruz, Marjetica Potrc and Krzysztof Wodiczko that took place on April 6, 2009. The event was organized and moderated by Joshua Decter, director of the Master of Public Art Studies Program (Art in the Public Sphere) at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts, and was the second part of the “Participation and Friction: Rethinking Art and Architecture as Public Culture” series, sponsored by Visions and Voices: The USC Arts and Humanities Initiative.

See also the Roski School of Fine Arts Masters of Public Art Studies Guest Speakers / Lecture Archive for talks by a growing list of speakers, including Doug Aitken, Ute Meta Bauer, Teddy Cruz, Steve Dietz, Mark Dion, Sam Durant, Andrea Fraser, Rudolf Frieling, Hou Hanru, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Grant Kester, Norman Klein, Michael Krichman, Miwon Kwon, Rick Lowe, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Allan McCollum, Anne Pasternak, Patricia Phillips, Marjetica Potrč, Gregory Sholette, Rochelle Steiner, Gloria Sutton, Nato Thompson, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Peter Zellner, and Tirdad Zolghadr.


The Interactive City in Detroit and Milwaukee

This week, two lectures/panels related to the “interactive city.”

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Future of Creative Expression for Cities

A panel at the Creative Cities Summit 2.0
http://creativecitiessummit.com/c/agenda/
http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/Northern-Lights/41442276136#/event.php?eid=34584795828

Time: 1:30pm – 2:45pm
Location: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Creative practitioners are drawn to places with ecologies that can sustain and invigorate what they do. Creative and cultural activity can revitalize neighborhoods, allow residents to re-imagine the place they live, and shape a new identity for a place in the face of competition for talent, investment, and recognition. The Future of Creative Expression for Cites will explore the value and impact that practitioners working across the fields of art, design, architecture, urban planning and new technology are making on cities now and will discuss the implications for the future. Join our group of panelists as they share examples, inspiration and insights from their work and participate in the debate.

Moderator:
Cezanne Charles, Director of Creative Industries, ArtServe Michigan

Featuring:
Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Steve Dietz, Artistic Director of ZER01 San Jose, CA
Lewis Biggs, Chief Executive of Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

Thursday, October 16

The City As Interactive Installation

http://tylerstefanich.com/clients/northernlights2008/10/the-city-as-interactive-installation/
http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/Northern-Lights/41442276136#/event.php?eid=28913384207

Time: 6:15pm – 8:00pm
Location: Milwaukee Art Museum

The exhibition Act/React at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Oct. 4 – Jan. 11, is one of the most significant exhibitions of the art of the interactive installation within the white cube of the museum. With the rise and convergence of mobile computing, ubiquitous Internet access, and locative services such as global positioning systems, many artists are working to make the urban environment itself a space of action and reaction.

Steve Dietz, artistic director of the 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, California, and executive director of Northern Lights, will discuss the burgeoning practice of interactive art in the public sphere, from urban scale installations to ephemeral interventions. He will explore how such practices can change the relationship of a city’s citizenry to its built environment.


The city as interactive installation

The exhibition Act/React at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Oct. 4 – Jan. 11, is one of the most significant exhibitions of the art of the interactive installation within the white cube of the museum. With the rise and convergence of mobile computing, ubiquitous Internet access, and locative services such as global positioning systems, many artists are working to make the urban environment itself a space of action and reaction.

On Thursday, October 16, at 6:15 pm Steve Dietz, artistic director of the 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, California, and executive director of Northern Lights, will discuss the burgeoning practice of interactive art in the public sphere, from urban scale installations to ephemeral interventions. He will explore how such practices can change the relationship of a city’s citizenry to its built environment.

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N Art Museum Dr
Milwaukee, WI USA 53202