threewallsSALON: Curating the Turn

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threewallsSALON: Curating the Turn

119 N. Peoria #2C
Chicago, IL 60607
February 1st, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

West Loop/West Town
Tue-Sat 11-5


threewalls announces its 2011 SALON series, @work. In the course of four community roundtable discussions, we explore we explore the evolving definitions of curator, arts writer, arts educator and
arts administrator in today’s cultural landscape, as it has been impacted by the so-called "educational turn". The public is invited to sit down with invited artists and arts professionals to discuss the paradigm shift in the roles arts workers play in the creation, exhibition, and discussion of new artwork.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 1, for  "Curating the Turn," the first session of the @work SALON series in which we explore alternative models of curatorial practice.

Invited guests Anna Cerniglia (Johalla Projects), Nicholas Frank (Inova), Aay Preston Myint (No Coast) and Kelly Shindler (Art:21) will help to lead a discussion that asks, what are some boundaries-pushing, interdisciplinary curatorial models that fully embrace all the potential inherent in that role? How has the “educational turn” changed the stakes for independent and institutional curators? How are curators (aspiring or established) responding to, profiting from, or perhaps even ignoring, the academicization of their practice? And what are some thoughtful ways in which curatorial practice is responding to different institutional models, as well as reaching beyond the arts institution, to address activism and politics?

@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.

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.