Image: Taikkun Li.
Curator’s Perspective: Mary Jane Jacob
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art | The Forum (4th Floor)
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
FREE with museum admission
As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Mary Jane Jacob (curator, writer, and Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) will present the talk Curating Social Practice.
Bringing about new works in public requires more than resources and good organization. It is a sustained, shared process that leaves outcomes open. How else can others enter in and have an experience they can own? Social practice not only tests curators’ skills; it has reshaped what it is to be a curator: working in partnership with artists, communicating directly with community members, always mindful of the potential art can hold. With insights drawn from her practice, Mary Jane Jacob will probe just what it is to be in the process, creatively curating.
Hosted by the Brooklyn Museum.
The Curator’s Perspective is a free, itinerant public discussion series featuring U.S. and international curators, and developed as a way for audiences in New York to connect with timely information about a wide variety of international perspectives on contemporary art today. The series sheds light on movements and models that are still in formation or have been overlooked. This year, speakers in the series will include curators based in Chicago, Medellín, Münster, New Orleans, and Toronto, addressing questions about art, culture, and the exhibitions in which they are most interested, as well as the artists and the socio-political contexts that are shaping curatorial practice now.
The Curator’s Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Hartfield Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council.