Join us at threewalls for our last conversation in the 2011 @work SALON series. In "Rethinking Arts Administration," Rebecca Keller (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Faheem Majeed (South Side Community Art Center), Erin Nixon (Noble and Superior Projects), Daniel Tucker (miscprojects.com), and Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook (Plausible Artworlds) will lead us in an attempt to re-imagine that always hard-to-define role, the arts administrator.
In this SALON, we'll ask: Are we observing a conflicted moment for arts administrators? If the so-called "educational turn" is generating new possibilities for artists, curators, critics and educators that include an increased self-reflexivity and transparency, how can arts administrators not follow suit? How can we define or describe this profession, which encompasses so many specialized roles? And why can’t anyone think of a better name than “arts administrators”?
Arts administrators don't work in isolation, and frequently collaborate with (or step into) many of the other roles that have been discussed in this series. So isn't it just as important for administrators to critically embrace (or reject) these changes in ways that push for an increasing dynamism in the arts?
threewallsSALONS are an ongoing project that invites creative producers and thinkers into the gallery for an open-forum discussion about currents in contemporary visual art and culture. SALONS pose a discussion topic, gather a few key contributors and then open up the floor for discussion between those actively engaged in the 'question' and anyone and everyone who would like to come and be a part of the conversation.
@work is a special threewallsSALONS series curated by Rebecca Hernandez and Ania Szremski, both MA candidates at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Art History, Theory and Criticism and Arts Administration. Held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm, SALONS feature guest respondents in round table discussion with the public about currents in the contemporary visual arts.