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Fine Arts Faculty Simone Douglas & Sean Lowry Curate Biennial Conference

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The Anywhere & Elsewhere Biennial Conference is a free two-day conference on November 15th and 16th at Parsons School of Design, proudly supported as part of a partnership between Parsons Fine Arts (Parsons School of Design, The New School) and the Centre of Visual Art (University of Melbourne).

Curated by Simone Douglas & Sean Lowry, this event features presentations from artists that have successfully navigated blind peer evaluation as part of Project Anywhere’s Global Exhibition Program (2017-2018), together with a series of invited presentations from established artists, designers, scholars, curators and writers actively engaged with practices outside traditional circuits. Today, an increasing number of artists and creative practitioners are working across spaces, places and temporalities well-beyond the limits of established exhibition formats. Accordingly, much contemporary creative activity is more concerned with events, actions, sites, relations and processes than with discrete outcomes.

Artistic research can be represented in multiple ways as it moves between modes of conception, production and dissemination. This free two-day conference will explore questions associated with presenting, experiencing, discussing and evaluating art located anywhere and elsewhere in space and time.

DAY 1 | Thursday November 15, 9:30am – 5:30pm

The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, Room A 106, New York, NY 10011

RESTRUCTURES | 10am – 11:15am
Presentations by Mark Gardner, Francesca Fiore & Hillary Wagner (Soil Series), and Jonatan Spejlborg (LungA School); panel disucssion moderated by Genevieve Hyacinthe.

SYNTAXES | 11:45am – 1:00pm
Presentations by Ana Mendes, Archie Berry, Nancy Mauro-Flude; panel discussion moderated by Lan Thao Lam.

OUTLOOKS | 2pm – 3:45pm
Presentations by Kaspar Stöbe & Nicolò Krättli, Ryo Sato, Laurent Labourmène, and Leela Shanker; panel discussion moderated by Thom Donovan.

WHERE⇄ABOUT I | 4:15pm – 5:30pm
Presentations by Rebekah Modrak and Marialaura Ghidini (#exstrange), Andrew Stooke, Joshua Singer; panel discussion moderated by Christiane Paul.

to register for DAY 1, please click here.

Day 2 | Friday November 16, 9:30am – 6:00pm
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

WHERE⇄ABOUT II | 10:00am – 11:15am
Presentations by Amber Eve Anderson, Benjamin Matthews, and Chris Wood; panel discussion moderated by Les Joynes.

ACTIONING | 11:45am – 1:00pm
Presentations by Alana Hunt, Jessica Winton, Joanne Choueiri; panel discussion moderated by Macushla Robinson.

ANYWEAR | 2:15pm – 3:45pm
Presentations by Luciana Scrutchen, Jacbo Olmedo, Adam Geczy, and Burak Cakmak; panel discussion moderated by Jane Philbrick.

ACTIONS | 4:15pm – 5:30pm
Presentations by Georgia Banks, Christine Howard-Sandoval, and Mark Shorter; panel discussion moderated by Sreshta Rit Premnath.

RESPONSE TO CONFERENCE | 5:30pm – 6:00pm
Parsons Fine Arts MFA students in conversation with the curators Sean Lowry and Simone Douglas.

to register for DAY 2, please click here.

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