October 25, 2014, 9:00 am -4:00 pm
102 Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley
Free and open to all!
The role of art museums is changing significantly. Traditionally, repositories for exemplary pieces of art — defining what constitutes important work through acquisition — museums now commission work. Art museums are bypassing the roles of scholars, critics, galleries, patrons, and, indeed, artists themselves. An iterative vetting process with many routes to eventual success, open to a highly varied population of artists, is becoming less complex and perhaps less accessible.
Please join us as we discuss how this affects curators, critics, artists, and all the places besides museums where art is shown, performed or installed.
Jan Wurm — Artist, Curator and Educator will moderate the panel discussions
Lucinda Barnes — Chief Curator and Director of Programs and Collections, Berkeley Art Museum
DeWitt Cheng — Art Critic, Curator at Stanford Art Spaces
Teri Cohn — Art Critic, Curator, Instructor at UC Berkeley Extension
Farley Gwazda — Artist, Director of Worth Ryder Gallery
Jasmine Moorhead — Owner and Director, Krowswork
Conrad Myers II — Artist and Co-founder of Aggregate Space
Tracey Snelling — Artist and Educator
John Zarobell — Art Historian and Program Chair, European Studies, University of San Francisco
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