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Curator’s Perspective: Mary Jane Jacob


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Curator’s Perspective: Mary Jane Jacob
Thursday, October 12, 2017
7–8:30pm
Brooklyn Museum

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.


This event is free and open to the public with museum admission. Seating is limited and will be first come, first served. To attend, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with MARY JANE in the subject line.


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.

October 12, 2017

Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art   The Forum (4th Floor)
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238

presenter

Mary Jane Jacob

Mary Jane Jacob is a curator and writer who has pioneered public, site-specific, and socially engaged art in the US. In little more than a decade, she has published numerous anthologies, spanning from Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art to the Chicago Social Practice History Series. Her new book, Dewey for Artists, will be forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in 2018. Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jacob also directs the School’s Institute for Curatorial Research and Practice.


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