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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Curator’s Perspective: Mary Jane Jacob

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.

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Thinking Contemporary Curating

The book’s author, Terry Smith, is holding conversations about his new publication with prominent curators and art historians. The next event is a closed-door conversation between Smith and Boris Groys, Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU.

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TCC: Terry Smith in Conversation with Mary Jane Jacob

This is the fourth in a series of conversations with Terry Smith and prominent curators, during which they will discuss his new publication, Thinking Contemporary Curating and other relevant topics in curating today.

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Curating in the Public Realm

In October 2010 in New York ICI is organizing The Curatorial Intensive for emerging curators internationally who want to learn about curating in the public realm.

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