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Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas


Image: Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas, 2017, installation view. Courtesy Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design.


Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas
Presented by Karen Moss
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
6:30–8pm
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public

 

Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas is both an exhibition and publication investigating contemporary, community-based social art practices from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and the U.S. Featuring drawings, archival documents, sculptures, installations, films and videos, the artists’ practices blur the lines between object-making, activism, and community organizing to address critical social-political issues. In this talk, Karen Moss will discuss the project’s overarching platforms, its dialogical and pedagogical underpinnings and the challenges and strategies of curating collaborative, collective social practice projects.

Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas is currently on view at the Ben Maltz Gallery of Otis College of Art and Design (September 17–December 10, 2017). Bill Kelley, Jr. is Curator and Lead Researcher of Talking to Action. Karen Moss is Consulting Curator, and is adjunct professor of Public Practice at Otis College of Art and Design.


This program is part of a talk series featuring the curators of some of the key exhibitions organized as part of Pacific Standard Time (PST): LA/LA in California this Fall. The series will run through the Spring and offer New York audiences an opportunity to learn first-hand about the curatorial ideas and research generated by PST: LA/LA.


This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with KAREN in the subject line.

 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

December 12, 2017

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013

presenter

Karen Moss

Karen Moss is an art historian, curator, educator and writer based in Los Angeles. Currently, she is Acting Vice Dean for Critical Studies and faculty in the MA Curatorial Program at USC Roski School of Art and Design. Additionally, she is Adjunct Professor in the MFA program at Otis College of Art where she is curatorial consultant for Talking to Action, an exhibition of socially engaged artists from Los Angeles and Latin America that is Otis’ participation in the Getty Foundation’s PST LA/LA initiative. Previously, Moss held senior curatorial and education positions at Orange County Museum of Art; San Francisco Art Institute; Santa Monica Museum of Art, and Walker Art Center. Earlier in her career she worked at MoCA, Los Angeles, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. Moss received her BA in art history/studio art from UC Santa Cruz and an MA and PhD in art history from University of Southern California. She has authored numerous essays for exhibition publications and articles for art magazines and scholarly journals.


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