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Common Space

Curating and the Commons
On Apr 12, 2024

Chicago, IL, USA

The 2024 Curatorial Forum presented a public curatorial conference around the theme of Curating and the Commons, where we explored both the civic nature and the civic possibilities of art and curatorial practice. In "Common Space,panelists Ange Loft (artist), Jay Pather ( Professor, University of Cape Town; Director, Institute for Creative Arts), and  Risa Puleo (moderator and independent curator; Co-curator 2023 Counterpublic Triennial) offered diverse approaches to the question of how we physically shape our present. How do we as curators both assert and acknowledge/respect the shared ownership of public space?

Panelists
Ange Loft

Ange Loft (Kanien'kehá:ka, from Kahnawà:ke, QC, Canada; lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) is an interdisciplinary performing artist.

Jay Pather

Jay Pather is a choreographer, curator and academic. Based in Cape Town, he is a Professor and directs the Institute for Creative Arts at UCT, curates Infecting the City Public Art Festival and the ICA Live Art Festival.

Risa Puleo

Risa Puleo is an independent curator and one of a team of curators organizing the 2023 Counterpublics Triennial in St. Louis.